Obama, words, actions


You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago. [...]

The African-American community is also knowledgeable that there is a history of racial disparities in the application of our criminal laws, everything from the death penalty to enforcement of our drug laws. And that ends up having an impact in terms of how people interpret the case.

Arianna Huffington

Obama: Trayvon “could have been me.” True, and so could many still behind bars for drug possession

Exactly. It could have been him.

ONDCP spokesperson Rafael Lemaitre

POTUS: African American men disproportionately involved in criminal justice system. #DrugPolicyReform

Hmmm, Rafe – I think you missed the key quote. And when is the ONDCP going to stop mouthing empty platitudes (“Drug Czar Kerlikowske: Treat Addiction as Public Health Issue”) and address the real issues?

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