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November 10, 2006

Lots of crack testimony now posted by USSC

As discussed here and here, the US Sentencing Commission has scheduled for next week a Public Hearing on "Cocaine and Federal Sentencing Policy — 2006."  The USSC's website now has links to much of the submitted testimony along with the hearing agenda at this link

Unsurprisingly, most of the posted testimony — all of which merits a read for folks interested in these issues — is critical of the existing federal structure for crack and powder cocaine sentencing.  But Chuck Canterbury of the Fraternal Order of Police in this written testimony sets out the arguments for preserving the status quo or even raising penalties for powder cocaine offenses to deal with any disparity concerns.

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Mr. Chuck Canterbury really would be wise to lay down his crack pipe and not make any sudden moves. That's the bad thing about crack. After smoking too much there can be really, really evil people everywhere. His solution is to put them all in prison.

Posted by: George | Nov 11, 2006 5:31:58 PM

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