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Life sentence for drug dealing


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Crack cocaine. It's not like Gramma or Mom were distributing some Maui Wowie. Crack is instantly addictive so she was doling out death sentences because it was the easy way to make money. Thomas was lucky both were locked up when he was twelve before curiosity in the family business destroyed his life.

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Crack cocaine. It's not like Gramma or Mom were distributing some Maui Wowie. Crack is instantly addictive so she was doling out death sentences because it was the easy way to make money. Thomas was lucky both were locked up when he was twelve before curiosity in the family business destroyed his life.

 

That has become a subject of debate.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/17/science/the-rational-choices-of-crack-addicts.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

But then, when he began studying addicts, he saw that drugs weren’t so irresistible after all.

 

“Eighty to 90 percent of people who use crack and methamphetamine don’t get addicted,” said Dr. Hart, an associate professor of psychology. “And the small number who do become addicted are nothing like the popular caricatures.”

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As for the article, drug related crimes should not receive the same punishment as murder, rape, or child molestation. Ever. A life sentence is absurd, even for a third offense. Even for a drug as bad as crack cocaine.

 

That is what is wrong with this country's judicial system. Filling prisons with drug dealers and users, taking up space that real criminals should be taking.

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Crack cocaine. It's not like Gramma or Mom were distributing some Maui Wowie. Crack is instantly addictive so she was doling out death sentences because it was the easy way to make money. Thomas was lucky both were locked up when he was twelve before curiosity in the family business destroyed his life.

 

Rapists and murderers get out in 20 or 30 years.  Drug offenses getting life sentences is beyond stupid.

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As for the article, drug related crimes should not receive the same punishment as murder, rape, or child molestation. Ever. A life sentence is absurd, even for a third offense. Even for a drug as bad as crack cocaine.

 

That is what is wrong with this country's judicial system. Filling prisons with drug dealers and users, taking up space that real criminals should be taking.

Third conviction? I dunno, Maybe they really want her to stop selling crack.

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I heard his grandmother was not just selling, she was the "kingpin" of a crack cocaine drug ring. Depending on the size of the ring and the amount of money and drugs being moved, I'm sure that factored heavily into the life sentence.

I don't care if she is responsible for every crack deal in the history of the US. She shouldn't be in prison for life.

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Life for drugs seem overboard but what if after the second conviction they were told "one more and your done"? It may be dumb but this was done out of choice. How many chances should we give people?

 

As long as rapists, killers and pedophiles are being released early because of overcrowding it's just stupid to pass out these kind of sentences for drugs. 

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