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Black in America / Crack Epidemic / A Discussion #899581

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 24, 2008
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US Sentencing Committee statistics cited on the crack epidemic and imprisonment; clip shown from "Black in America." Live discussion held with Harvard University professor Roland Fryer, "Washington Times" columnist Tara Wall and "Black in America" series host Soledad O'Brien about crack. [FRYER - talks about the racial component in the sentencing for crack versus powder cocaine; notes crack was debilitating for black neighborhoods.] [WALL - comments on the design of the drug laws, but we need to look at the victims of the crime.] [O'BRIEN - says the sentencing guidelines created new victims by emptying neighborhoods of the black men.]

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