Rockefeller Drug Law Case Study

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federal felonies if they had two or more convictions for violent felonies or drug crimes. It was not until July 2015 at the NAACP convention in Philadelphia did Clinton acknowledge his tougher on crime bill was a mistake (Farley 3). The 1994 Crime Bill resulted in eight eight thousand additional police officers from 1994 to 2001, as well as adding police officers, resulting in a decrease in crime (Farley 3).
The laws implemented under Governor Nelson Rockefeller in the early 1980s known as the “Rockefeller Drug Laws” was put in place to insure that citizens were not involved in illegal drug activity. The Rockefeller Drug Laws made the penalty for selling two ounces of heroin, morphine, cocaine or possession of four ounces of marijuana sentencing
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