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New York FINALLY moves to reform Rockefeller laws.
    #3462535 - 12/08/04 01:31 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/08/nyregi...artner=homepage

New York, which has, for the past thirty years, had the harshest marijuana policies in the country, is finally softening the law.

A first felony bust will soon earn you 8 to 20 years, instead of 15 to life. Still outrageous, but undeniably better. I haven't gotten a chance to read the details of the bill, but hopefully some of the racist undertones of the Rockefeller laws were also changed.

All in all, a positive sign.


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Re: New York FINALLY moves to reform Rockefeller laws. [Re: Gijith]
    #3462877 - 12/08/04 03:08 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

"That oughta shut em up. "

Now, how does this work? Does it affect the sentences of those already doing bids?





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Re: New York FINALLY moves to reform Rockefeller laws. [Re: Gijith]
    #3465497 - 12/08/04 05:48 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

big ups to russel simmons for lobbying hard for this cause.


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Re: New York FINALLY moves to reform Rockefeller laws. [Re: afoaf]
    #3465885 - 12/08/04 06:48 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

:werd:


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Re: New York FINALLY moves to reform Rockefeller laws. [Re: Gijith]
    #3465914 - 12/08/04 06:50 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I'm curious as to what is going to happen to everyone that was sent to prison for lengthy sentences before the reform.


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Re: New York FINALLY moves to reform Rockefeller laws. [Re: Rono]
    #3466318 - 12/08/04 07:45 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Some are up for consideration of sentence reduction. This is a purely cosmetic change.


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