Five Myths About Crack

A Washington Post Op-Ed contributor offers some guidance to the supreme court in the form of 5 myths about crack:

  1. Crack is different than cocaine.
  2. Crack is instantly and inevitably addicting.
  3. The “plague” of crack use spread quickly into all sectors of society.
  4. Crack is the direct cause of violent crime.
  5. Harsh sentences for crack are necessary to deter “serious” and “major traffickers.”

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