President Obama, working to limit extreme drug penalties handed out before the current law, commuted the sentences of eight nonviolent crack cocaine offenders. Of the group, six were serving life sentences for their offenses.
Let’s make this clear. The use of crack cocaine never got sexy. It never became classy either. Crack is still very much wack folks. Unfortunately, too many celebrities never got this message.
After months of denying rumors, Toronto mayor Rob Ford confessed to smoking crack at an impromptu news conference yesterday (Nov. 5). While the threat of criminal prosecution has loomed over him the entire time, Ford stated he will not step down from his post.
Although Dwayne “Dubbs” Mitchell was beloved and known for his generosity in his Lower East Side neighborhood, he was also a notorious drug kingpin. The NYPD took down Mitchell and 10 other men, using techniques seemingly ripped out of HBO’s cop drama, The Wire.
A 58-year-old grandmother who ran a crack coke drug ring in Buffalo, N.Y. faces sentencing this week after SWAT teams raided her operation in 2012. However, her former neighbors say that her reign as a drug queen actually kept the neighborhood safer and add that things have gone downhill since.