Dateline: Wash DC, 30Jun2011: For the second time in 16 years, the US Sentencing Commission is trying to apply a reduction in disparity between crack and powder cocaine sentencing. Today, the Commission voted unanimously on a decision to apply the pending crack law retroactively!
Colombian sub: Opps! Where'd the coke go??
Unless Congress intervenes in that decision from becoming law on November 1st, FAMM
reports that some 12,040 inmates will be estimated to be eligible for early release from federal prison. Their average age is 36. Over 85% are black.
Those sentenced with aggravating and mitigating circumstances will not be eligible. But, this site cautions: We’ve been there before… more…
One of my favorite times of the day is the early morning hour…just around 5am when the cell doors are unlocked. Cleaning time, showers, getting ready for work, and the early morning news on the common-area TVs.
As a former professional journalist, I like to think of myself as a discerning viewer.
One my favorite games: Viewing the raw footage early, and then catching the edited form later. At times the differences are quite remarkable. Such as one morning during the final assault by the ATF and FBI on the Waco Compound.
The early news showed the para-military gov’t agents surrounding the compound shouting with glee, high-fiving each other as the main building burned. There were descriptions of survivors being gunned down as they tried to escape the flames. Later in the day, all that was edited out.
The most extreme example of news control I’ve witnessed is the October Rebellion of 1995. The largest mass-prison uprising in the history of the United States. Never heard of it? more…