Dem Leaders Kept Pot Out of Policing Reform, In Spite of Prison Injustices

Dem Leaders Kept Pot Out of Policing Reform, In Spite of Prison Injustices

As Congress debated historic policing reform over the past few weeks, Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) says Democratic Party leaders “told” him to not offer a marijuana amendment, because it would be a distraction. That lecture from leaders of the Democratic Party came even as African Americans continue to be arrested, prosecuted and incarcerated at higher rates than their white counterparts.

The Push to End the ‘War on Drugs’ while Reforming Police

The Push to End the ‘War on Drugs’ while Reforming Police

Tensions are still running high in the nation’s capital. The obviously frayed nerves are no longer due to federal officers beating, pepper-spraying and shooting rubber bullets at peaceful BLM protestors camped outside the White House. This week, the drama’s down the street at the U.S. Capitol where lawmakers are at each other’s throats as they debate policing reforms.