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Crack Cocaine use by Race/Ethnicity – Source: U.S. Government

July 29, 2008

SOURCE: U.S. Sentencing Commission 2006 Datafile, USSCFY06

http://www.sentencingproject.org/Admin%5CDocuments%5Cpublications%5Cdp_cracksentencing.pdf

[Related] http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=8746164

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. rightwingnuts permalink
    July 29, 2008 6:04 PM

    What the source report of this graph actually shows is not “use” but sentencing. And what the report explains is that african americans receive much harsher punishment than do whites concerning basically the same drug (cocaine).

  2. July 29, 2008 7:26 PM

    rightwingnuts,

    The sentencing is set by mandatory federal guidelines, there is no discretion allowed that I am aware of.

  3. State GOP permalink
    July 29, 2008 11:52 PM

    Thomas Ravenel: 1%

  4. July 30, 2008 7:40 PM

    Crack cocaine users receive harsher punishment under Fed mandatory minimum for that particular substance not a particular race or ethnicity.

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