Clinton to Call for An End to Sentencing Disparities
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will call for the elimination of sentencing disparities between crack cocaine crimes and those involving powder cocaine.
The former secretary of state will also propose making the change retroactive during her trip to Atlanta on Friday.
Clinton plans to propose a legal ban by police, and the policy would forbid federal, state and local officers from “relying on a person’s race when conducting routine or spontaneous investigatory activities,” unless they have information linking a suspect to a crime.
Clinton will speak to a group of Black ministers and later at a historically Black college. Friday evening, she will address an NAACP banquet in Charleston, South Carolina.
Read more at Associated Press.