Monday, March 3, 2008

The Crackheads are coming!

Posted By on Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 10:54 AM

It's always been a mystery to me — why people who get caught with crack spend more time in prison than those who have the powder cocaine. I mean, it's not the chicken and the egg; you can't make crack without the powder.

Well, finally the federal government is opening up the overcrowded prison cells and letting a bunch of crackheads walk out.

That's reaching, but people who were convicted and sentenced under mandatory sentences are being able to appeal some of those decisions. It's a little late for the government to correct itself on these sentencing guidelines, but some crackhead is on the phone with his or her lawyer right now.

I was reading a story on that got me thinking about approximately 1,600 federal inmates who can appeal their sentences. Are these old school crackheads who started smoking the lethal and extremely addictive drug before we all saw "New Jack City"? Or are these dumb asses that started smoking crack in the 1990s.

Anybody that started smoking crack after 1991 should stay in prison for just being a dumb ass. By the 1990s we knew that crack would fuck you up. I can't feel sorry for a 1990s crackhead. In the 1980s, the OCHs (original crackheads) didn't have a clue as to what they were giving up with they put that glass pipe to their chapped lips.

As you can guess, everybody isn't happy about this new development in the "war on drugs."

"The Justice Department is concerned "that so many people would be released all at once  — people who have shown that they are repeat offenders, and without the possibility of any kind of transition or re-entry program to bring them from prison back to the streets," Deborah Rhodes, an associate deputy attorney general, told CNN.  All I can say is let's hope these crackheads have learned a lesson after all of this time in prison.

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