In the state of minnesota this has been found to be

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in prison. In the state of Minnesota this has been found to be unconstitutional because there is a clear racial disparity. The Federal law still stands (just changed 20:1)
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The Facts about “Law and Order”
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- U.S. has 5% of global population, but 20% of the world’s incarcerated population. - 1,000 new jails and prisons since the mid 1970s - More prison overcrowding now and the more we build, the more we incarcerate, then we build more. It’s an unfortunate cycle. - Incarceration rate by race (2006): o Whites: 409 per 100,000 o Latinos: 1,038 per 100,000 o Blacks: 2,468 per 100,000 - Just men: o Whites: 736 per 100,000 o Latinos: 1,862per 100,000 o Blacks: 4,789 per 100,000 - One out of every 14 black men in the U.S. is in a jail or prison right now. One out of every four men will be incarcerated at some point during his lifetime, 5x more likely than white men to be arrested for drug offenses. - As mentioned earlier, African Americans have a lower rate of drug use, minimal, but they do not use more than whites.
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- Since people need a warrant to enter the private domain, it’s easier to make arrests in public spaces – a bar, poor neighborhoods the drug exchanges happen in public. Not the case for those with more money.
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