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Senate Aims For Bill Addressing Crack Cocaine Sentencing By Year’s End

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Congress hopes to pass a bill aimed at closing the disparity in sentencing between crack and powder cocaine by the end of the year. 11 GOP senators have joined Democrats in supporting the EQUAL ACT. It’s meant to end sentencing guidelines critics say lead to blacks spending more time in prison. Supporters of harsher crack sentences argue the sale of crack tends more often to be associated with violent crime.

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