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“Murder Someone in Kentucky and Get Parole in 12 years. Sell Weed and Get 20 Years to Life!”

Bringing attention to the absurdly harsh sentences for marijuana crime, Rand Paul reminds us “You can kill someone in Kentucky and be eligible for parole in 12 years, but we have people in jail for marijuana sales for 55 years, life, 20 years, 25 years.”

Paul refers to the outdated “Jim Crow” laws that rule over marijuana possession offenses.

“We’ve gone too far in all of this and then when you add up the numbers, even the white kids and black kids use marijuana at about the same rate and in national surveys the arrests and incarceration rate is four times greater for black males than it is for white males.”

“I think that the law needs to be fair and that we shouldn’t incarcerate one race more than another and I think the law should be fair in the sense that the penalties should be proportionate to the crime,” he says.

Paul is one of the leading figures in campaigning for marijuana de-criminalisation.

“Bill Clinton presided over the incarceration of a whole generation of young black men,” Paul said on The Wilkow Majority. “We are putting young black men in jail at a rate never before seen in history and it’s because of this war on drugs.

“But now that I’ve been speaking out and saying that mass incarceration is the new Jim Crow, now all of a sudden the Clinton’s are saying, ‘oh wait a minute, we are going to be back on the other side of this issue right now.’”

Paul highlighted problems with the DNC during Bill Clinton’s presidency.

And I hate to tell you this, but someone from the Democrat National Committee is listening to our radio interview right now and they are looking for ways to attack me, because they see me as a threat to Hillary Clinton, because I’m going to the south side of Chicago, I’m going to the inner city of Philadelphia, I’m going to Baltimore, I’m going to Ferguson, and I’m saying, what have the Democrats done for you? What have they done to alleviate poverty? What have they done for crime? What have they done for the young men in your community and you know why? It’s starting to gain traction, and that is why we lead her in several states that Obama won.

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