Mandatory Minimum Sentences Target Minorities

POT TV – RT reports on the new documentary film The House I Live In, which looks at the racist roots of the Drug War and the destruction it has caused in America.

From RT:

Since the 1980’s, the US has been fighting a long war on drugs. Former First Lady Nancy Reagan created the “Just Say No” campaign to discourage the youth from getting involved in drugs. Around the same time, the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 allowed prosecutors to implement mandatory minimum sentences for drug related cases, but are these type of sentences effective justice or designed to target minorities? David Kuhn, producer for the documentary “The House I Live In,” joins us with some more insight on the justice
system in America.