LA Times: Assembly approves bill reducing penalties for sale of crack cocaine

August 14, 2014

Lawmakers in the Assembly approved on Thursday a bill that would reduce the penalties for the sale of crack cocaine, closing a sentencing disparity that supporters say hurts communities of color.  

The measure, by Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), would make the penalties for the sale of crack equal to those for powder cocaine.

Source: http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-crack-cocaine-bill-20140814-story.html