SF Weekly: California Cops Still Fighting Crack Sentencing Reform

June 18, 2014

California is one of 12 states that punishes possession of crack for sale more severely than possession of cocaine powder for sale. Existing state law -- written in 1986 -- calls for a prison term of a year longer for crack than for cocaine, despite the fact hat both are felonies.

Efforts last decade to end this disparity failed, but the Sacramento Bee reports that Sen. Holly Mitchell's plan to treat both drugs the same under the law (SB 1010) has good support, and even from (some) cops say it's a good thing.

Source: http://www.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2014/06/17/california-cops-still-fighting-crack-sentencing-reform