Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), a cosponsor of the EQUAL Act

The EQUAL Act would finally close the cocaine sentencing disparity

The cocaine sentencing disparity is one of the most notable and obvious manifestations of the racist impact of arcane drug laws. The 1986 Anti-Drug Abuse Act created a 100 to 1 disparity between the amount of crack cocaine that triggers a federal mandatory minimum sentence versus powder cocaine.

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