Drug Law

Crimal Defense Lawyer - "U.S. Drug Laws Are Inhumane"

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The U.S. drug war has sent hundreds of thousand of people to prison on a variety of drug possession charges, many of them non-violent offenders.

In this video from Big Think, criminal defense lawyer Peter Schaffer explains the disparity between sentences for crack and cocaine, offers suggestions for how to better enforce drug laws and calls the U.S. war on drugs "inhumane."

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To see more from Peter Schaffer on Big Think, click here.

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