Back in those days a lot of Black Leaders were pushing for these laws. If I remember correctly both the Revs Sharpton and Jackson pushed for these crime bills.
They wanted to reduce crime in Black neighborhoods.
I remember one bill in the 80s that raised the penalty for dealing crack that was pushed by Black Leaders because crack was in the Black neighborhoods in much greater quantities than White neighborhoods and was much cheaper.
It worked. The revolving door of recidivism stopped rotating quit so fast.
But the effect was exactly what State Rep. Vernon Jones says.
Black men are disproportionately incarcerated in US prisons.
Sorry pal, you cant have it both ways. If you want safe neighborhoods you have to get the perps off the streets and the only place to put them is in jail.
It was bullshit that crack got stiffer sentences than cocaine. Should have been exactly the same.
You hit on a point that is endemic in sub-normal people and dysfunctional cultures all over the world. These are people who paint themselves as perpetual “victims” of a society where they simply can’t get their act together for one reason or another ... so in this case, they exist in a permanent state of “victimhood” where they are always complaining either about a lack of law enforcement or effective law enforcement. The idea that they are taking completely contradictory positions at different points in time never occurs to people who are morons at their core.