Jonathan Oberman, a professor who trains public defenders at Cardozo Law School, also scoffs at Vance’s reasoning. “There are conflicting stories from a witness?” he says. “Okay — then just apply the same standard to poor and low-income people and let them derive the same benefit.”
October 26, 2017 MSNBC - President Trump said on October 26 that we have never seen a drug epidemic like the current opioid crisis. Professor Ekow Yankah said on MSNBC that we have - but when the drug epidemic was affecting mostly people of color, there was a very different national response.
"The War on Drugs was a war on minorities, in particular young, black men, and it was a war that was motivated by the panic of keeping drugs out of our neighborhood. It was not a war about saving those who were addicted to drugs."