Sunday, June 22, 2008

Obama's strategy to win over white working class voters.


Call me nuts, but I don't think the extortion strategy is going to work. Obama threw down the gauntlet and claimed Republicans will use race against him, yet Obama seemed to have forgotten that his own supporters have been playing the race card against any person who is non black that doesn't plan on voting for him. Did I just state facts again? Opps, I have a habit of doing that.


23 Comments:

Anonymous Chilerkle said...

With these type of colorstruck people you're da**ed if you and d****ed if you don't.

I guess Obama wants voters because if anyone decides not to vote then they're an evil raçist that needs to be exercised from society.

But what about black folks like me who won't vote for Obama because he stands for things I find morally abhorrent!

Oh, I'm a self-hating Aunt Jemima! That's why I hate Liberals they condemn racism while being horribly racist themselves!


Speaking of Self-hatred I find the term to be disingenuous because Self-hatred is a term used to describe hatred for a group and not for yourself!

Self is not a term I'd use to describe a group.
I hate racial identity politics it's very poisonous because the very thing united Blacks against oppression is now being used to enslave blacks because of false Prophets like Jesse Jackson and of course a false hope like Barrack Obama!


Racial Identity politics is now ammo for racists rather than used being as a tool fight racism!

Some folks love their color more than they God!

5:04 PM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

chilerkle" With these type of colorstruck people you're da**ed if you and d****ed if you don't."

It's definitely a no win situation chilerkle. If a person is black and dare don't vote for Obama, then you are labeled an "uncle tom" and if the perosn is non black, then he or she is labeled a racist. This is shaping up to be the "guilt for votes" campaign of 2008. I wish I could debate the weak minded fools who used this tactic. Oddly enough, the Obama supporters who use the racist label and against non obama supporters 99.8% of them don't know on any given basis where barack obama stands on any issue at all. All they know is "change"drool "change"drool
"change"drool "change"drool. It reminds me of something right out of a Day of the living dead movie. Just replace the word "brains" with "change".

chilerkle"I guess Obama wants voters because if anyone decides not to vote then they're an evil raçist that needs to be exercised from society."

It may happen chilerkle. We know the types of radical racist vermon he associates with and attracts to his campaign. Who's to say that we won't appoint them to power positions in his administration. Remember Hitler, Castro, Pott, Chavez, all started out as nobodies with radical roots, and the rest as we say is history literally.

chilerkleOh, I'm a self-hating Aunt Jemima! That's why I hate Liberals they condemn racism while being horribly racist themselves!"

I've been meaning to address that chilerkle, because I heard JC Watts and Armstrong Williams talk about feeling "split" in regards to voting for Obama. I've never been or ever will hide my conservatism. I'm proud of it, and will defend it every chance I get. I can give a rats behind what liberals call me. Like I really care what ignorant people have to say about me. Why would a so called black conservative vote for a far left person in Barack Obama? I geuss according to the Obama faithful blacks conervatives are suppose to abandon their core values for the sake of race. In essence wouldn't that make black conservatives "sellouts" to their beliefs?If I vote for Obama lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol. I couldn't never honestly be able to crticize his ultra liberal administration god forbid if he actually won. I would have sold out my core beliefs and actually have contributed to the probleM chilerkle. Black conservatives are going to have to make up their own minds based on what they value more, their beliefs or race.

chilerkle"Speaking of Self-hatred I find the term to be disingenuous because Self-hatred is a term used to describe hatred for a group and not for yourself!"

I've heard that race attack word used before, and I still get a good laugh from it chilerkle. My loyality is to god first and foremost. When a black brainwashed sheeps says that I am "self hating" I simply say that "How can I hate myself when god created me". They tend to not know who to address that statement, I wonder why? lol No political party gives my life meaning, only god can do that. As for "Aunt Jemimah". I still haven't figured out how black and white liberals compare a person like Condi Rice to a black woman on a bottle of syrup. Hopefully someday I will have the answer.

chilerkle"Racial Identity politics is now ammo for racists rather than used being as a tool fight racism!"

If thats their ammo chilerkle, they might as well be firing blanks. lol

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Chilerkle said...

I hate Racial Identity Politics are very divisive!
Barrack Obama blames religion for division in the US when actuality it's Racial Identity Politics and Anti-Christian Bigotry under the guise of Tolerance that is causing division.


The Left is quite Evangelical about Enviromentalism and Secular Humanism.
But then again as long as this is a free society there will always be division will Barrack Obama say that the freedoms we cherish are the cause of division and that we must be united under his ideology!

12:56 PM  
Blogger JMK said...

"The Left is quite Evangelical about Enviromentalism and Secular Humanism." (Chilerkle)
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That’s very true Chilerkle;

Not only did Hitler and the Nazis despise the Christian Church;

Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda, noted:

"The Fuhrer is deeply religous, though completely anti-Christian. He views Christianity as a symptom of decay. Rightly so. It is a branch of the Jewish race... Both [Judaism and Christianity] have no point of contact to the animal element, and thus, in the end, they will be destroyed."

http://constitutionalistnc.tripod.com/hitler-leftist/id2.html

And his anti-Christian leanings were well documented in The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich:

"The National Church is determined to exterminate irrevocably...the strange and foreign Christian faiths imported into Germany in the ill-omened year 800...

"The National Church has no scribes, pastors, chaplains or priests, but National Reich orators are to speak in them.

"The National Church demands immediate cessation of the publishing and dissemination of the Bible in Germany...'"

"On the altars there must be nothing but 'Mein Kampf' (to the German nation and therefore to God the most sacred book) and to the left of the altar a sword.

"On the day of its foundation, the Christian Cross must be removed from all churches, cathedrals and chapels...and it must be superseded by the only unconquerable symbol, the swastika."

(The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, by William L. Shirer, p. 240 in some editions, p. 332 in others. Chapter headed "Triumph and Consolidation", subsection "The Persecution of the Christian Churches")
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The Third Reich also preached radical environmentalism;

“The term "ecology" was invented in Germany in the nineteenth Century by the pioneering zoologist Ernst Haeckel. Via his widely influential writings and lectures, Haeckel elaborated a holistic view of man's symbiotic relationship with the natural world.

“What many people do not know about Haeckel, however, is his connection to national socialism... Haeckel also had racial views similar to Hitler.”

An example of Haeckel’s thinking:

"Man is not distinguished from [the animals] by a special kind of soul, or by any peculiar and exclusive psychic function, but only by a higher degree of psychic activity, a superior stage of development." -- Ernst Haeckel, Father of German Ecology
Source: Ernst Haeckel, The Riddle of the Universe (New York: Harper, 1900), p. 201.

http://www.worldfuturefund.org/wffmaster/Reading/Germany/Radical%20Ecology.htm

Not all that much different than what you’d hear from today’s Greens and Animal Rights Groups.
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The Third Reich also supported abortion on demand;

When the Nazis came to power in 1933 one of the first acts Hitler did was to legalize abortion. By 1935 Germany with 65 million people was the place where over 500,000 abortions were being performed each year. Although Hitler and his government encourged Aryan women to produce a lot of children, he left the matter of abortion and all its facets in the hands of a decidely pro- abortion medical establishment. Even in the midst of Nazi propaganda aimed at increasing the Aryan population, scores of Aryan women still chose to abort their unborn children. The medical publication Deutsches Aerzleblatt reported the abortions in Germany each year reached a half-million.

"Further, a Nazi decree of October 19, 1941 established abortion on demand as the official policy of Poland. Hitler, however, expressed dissatisfaction with this policy. Abortion, he believed, should NOT be limited to Poland. He therefore ordered that abortion be expanded to all populations under the control of the "Ministry of the Occupied Territories of the East."

“On July 22, 1942, the Fuhrer exhibited a highly positive attitude towards abortion as an indispensable method of dealing with the non-German populations in countries under Nazi control. "In view of the large families of the native populations," he asserted, "it could only suit us if girls and women there had as many abortions as possible." Hitler also personally announced that he "would personally shoot" any "such idiot" who "tried to put into practice such an order (forbidding abortion) in the occupied Eastern territories.”
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And Time Magazine noted Hitler’s socialist economic policies when it named him his 1938 “Man of the year”:

"Most cruel joke of all, however, has been played by Hitler & Co. on those German capitalists and small businessmen who once backed National Socialism as a means of saving Germany's bourgeois economic structure from radicalism. The Nazi credo that the individual belongs to the state also applies to business. Some businesses have been confiscated outright, on other what amounts to a capital tax has been levied. Profits have been strictly controlled. Some idea of the increasing Governmental control and interference in business could be deduced from the fact that 80% of all building and 50% of all industrial orders in Germany originated last year with the Government. Hard-pressed for food- stuffs as well as funds, the Nazi regime has taken over large estates and in many instances collectivized agriculture, a procedure fundamentally similar to Russian Communism."

(Source: Time Magazine; Jaunuary 2, 1939.)

5:38 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

The color of one's skin is not a choice. It is, as said here many times, "an accident of birth" (ie. you might happen to be black).

It's true that racism still exists in this country, if you don't believe that you are lost...

Are there Blacks who are racist? Absolutely. Are there Whites who are racist? Undoubtedly, because this country was founded by Europeans, for Europeans, thus that legacy will continue.

A recent poll taken by CNN indicates that 13 percent of whites and 12 percent of blacks consider themselves racially biased. This is a very interesting statistic.

Voting to prove you're not racist makes no sense. I seriously doubt that any white person would cast a vote just to prove that they aren't racist.

If you believe that this is the case, then common sense would dictate that J.C. Watts was elected for the exact same reason! Never mind he was a conservative and attracted like minded voters, just as Obama attracts liberal voters.

Using your analogy, it could also be said that racism persists more so in the Republican party because Black GOP candidates lose more often than not. In 2006 not one black republican was elected anywhere! Since blacks haven't voted republican in large numbers in recent years, it's safe to say that those candidates lost (no matter how "conservative" they might have been), White's refused to vote for them!

Thus if whites were voting for Obama because the don't want to be viewed as racist, whites don't vote for black GOP candidates because they are racist!

Either way, it's not a smart political strategy and it certainly can't be proven that whites would do such a stupid thing for such a stupid reason.

8:52 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

Thread Jack!!!

Breaking....

Don Imus makes another questionable remark about a black athlete..

The Associated Press has the story.

11:12 PM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

P Allen"Thread Jack!!!

Breaking....

Don Imus makes another questionable remark about a black athlete.."


I know I am going to regret asking this, but why should anyone care about what Imus says Allen? 99% of Americans don't listen to Imus, the only people right now that care are people like you and Al Sharpton. Wake me when there is a real story, I'm going back to bed lol

11:31 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

RB says;"I know I am going to regret asking this, but why should anyone care about what Imus says Allen?"

Honestly Tyrone, this story might not get much attention. With the presidential race in full swing, most people probably wont care about a "old fogie" like Imus making stupid statements. We'll just have to wait and see how far it goes, and how it plays out in the media.

12:29 AM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

P Allen"Honestly Tyrone, this story might not get much attention. With the presidential race in full swing, most people probably wont care about a "old fogie" like Imus making stupid statements. We'll just have to wait and see how far it goes, and how it plays out in the media"

Actually I do see a story in this Allen. Why is it that the media immediately flocked to Al Sharpton when this story broke? Who is Al Sharpton. Does the media honestly believe that blacks have appointed him as their offical spokesperson or gatekeeper? I know sharpton did make a reference in code how Obama and Wright yesterday in regards to Imus's comments. Now pacman jones is all upset. Oh boo hoo hooo, I'm willing to bet that Adam Jones never heard of Imus prior to yesterday and never the ever listened to his show, but he's upset. What is this world coming too?!

6:05 PM  
Blogger Forty_Two said...

Win or lose. He will change nothing.

8:46 PM  
Blogger JMK said...

"Don Imus makes another questionable remark about a black athlete..." (PAA)
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Yes, he inanely insinuated that Pacman Jones was racially profiled for being black.

That makes Imus an idiot.

He obviously doesn't no anything about Pacman Jones, who should be banned for life from the NFL for the carnage he and his crew inflicted on a Vegas nightclub.

As a federal law enforcement official I know says, "Those people who oppose profiling, simply don't understand what profiling is."

He's right of course, as profiling is actually a very accurate and useful technique called "pattern analysis."

9:26 PM  
Blogger JMK said...

"as profiling is actually a very accurate and useful technique called "pattern analysis."

SHOULD READ:

"as profiling is actually a vital part of a very accurate and useful technique called "Pattern Analysis."

Pattern Analysis is why law enforcement tends to target Italian social clubs to get to the Mafia, Russian enclaves like Brighton Beach, Brooklyn to get to the Russian Mob and are more likely to target Bikers when looking for Meth makers and dealers.

It's a technique that tends to WORK.

12:57 PM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

chilerkle" hate Racial Identity Politics are very divisive!"

I sure is chilerkle. Obama and his zombies talk about "unifying" our country, yet his supports and his own words are the ones who are divisive. His comments about Republicans only validates that. I knew their are some really scummy people in our country that are eithier overensitive about race, or are self victims of brainwashing based on race. Obama is the magnet that attracts people like that and has brought them to the surface in this election cycle.


Barrack Obama blames religion for division in the US when actuality it's Racial Identity Politics and Anti-Christian Bigotry under the guise of Tolerance that is causing division."

chilerkle"The Left is quite Evangelical about Enviromentalism and Secular Humanism."


I agree chilerkle, its never been on display as much as it has been in the last few years. The environmental wackos feel that its perfectly acceptable for Americans to be financially hardstruck due to insane gas prices as long as the polar ice caps are harmed in some fashion. Their god is the enviroment of course, and everybody else is just a henderance.

chilerkle"But then again as long as this is a free society there will always be division will Barrack Obama say that the freedoms we cherish are the cause of division and that we must be united under his ideology!"

The massive problem is that Obma's ideology is flawed beyond repair chilerkle. I heard is remarks he made the other day about religion. He's comments really unnerved me. I going to write on this next week, Obama is DANGEROUS!! I don't use the word lightly.

6:54 PM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

jmk"Pattern Analysis is why law enforcement tends to target Italian social clubs to get to the Mafia, Russian enclaves like Brighton Beach, Brooklyn to get to the Russian Mob and are more likely to target Bikers when looking for Meth "and dealers

It does work jmk. Its funny how the people who attack profiling or Pattern analysis as being racist never can debate the accuracy of it. If I was a police officer and I wanted to find people who sell or use the drug ectasy, I would do an undercover sting at a rave dance. If I wanted to find people who sell steroids, I would ask body builders at a gym. There is no such thing as an "isolate or sparatic pattern.

7:02 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

Racial profiling does makes a lot of sense...When not used by the nefarious, corrupt or the ignorant!

If you want to catch crack dealers and users, what's the best place to go? Undoubtedly a poor black nieghborhood!! U.S. prisons are filled with "Black" crack users and dealers, thus profiling works...but wait...

There are Half a million young adult crystal meth users in U.S.

But the Neurobehavioral Research Center at UCSD study says;

"in San Diego, methamphetamine use is much more prevalent in men than in women. The same also held true with racial demographics, with methamphetamine use being more prevalent among WHITE study subjects.”

The jails aren't overflowing with "White" meth users....why???
Racial profiling has worked well in the war on drugs to thwart the purveyors and users of "crack." Why aren't they profiling meth in the same manner??? Go to any "biker" convention, set up stings in trailer parks, go to any middle class white high school and you'll find a mother load of the stuff!!! Thats how profiling works....Right?

WRONG!!!

In "MOST" cases the meth user can get little jail time, to none at all!

Six out of Ten prisoners in state prisons are there on "drug, or illegal drug" realated charges. Human Rights Watch has documented that "black men were sent to prison on drug charges at rates ranging from twenty to fifty-seven times those of white men." Here

Racial profiling is a very effective tool in law inforcement. I truly believe that it is. But when the statistic's "PROVE" that racial profiling has far more negative effects on one particular group, we have to "re-think" the strategy.

Look at it this way Tyrone. Someone with a serious dislike for you could place a couple of ounces of crack in the glove box of your car. Lets say they have the same dislike for JMK and do the same. You both leave the same job, and take the same route home. A cop who's been instructed to profile drivers in on a D.C. highway, has been told that someone is selling crack to kids at the local high school. You both past drive by the cop at the same time. Who do you think he will pull over? (Even if the cop were black) Your car is searched and crack is found.... get a lawyer buddy...what can't afford one? Start counting the years....

This is exactly one of the reasons why Barack Obama pushed reform legislation in Illinois.

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Irish Cicero said...

Greetings, Mr. Notorious Alpha Conservative Brother, and proper salutation to your amenableness, et cetera. I wanted to e-mail you, but couldn't find the link.

I like your blog.

9:52 PM  
Blogger JMK said...

"It (Pattern Analysis) does work jmk. Its funny how the people who attack profiling or Pattern analysis as being racist never can debate the accuracy of it. If I was a police officer and I wanted to find people who sell or use the drug ectasy, I would do an undercover sting at a rave dance. If I wanted to find people who sell steroids, I would ask body builders at a gym." (Tyronne)
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Without question Tyronne!

The fact is that virtually all (99.9%) of those in prisons and jails today DID what they were accused of doing to get there.

In the case of most violent crimes, DNA evidence puts most of these felons behind bars.

It's odd to me (OK, not really) that most of those who go apopleptic over "racial profiling" DON'T have a problem when the Rusiian Mob is targeted in Brighton Beach, or when Steroid sellers are busted in gyms, but they DO very much have a problem with Middle Eastern Men getting more scrutiny at airports or inner city residents (mostly blacks and Hispanics) being targeted for crack sales, or illegal weapons crackdowns.

If I didn't know better, I'd think there might be a racial component in that selective indignation. A selective indignation that, in effect, argues, "There's plenty of other people just as guilty as my client, so why pick on him?"

Not a particularly compelling or persuasive argument.

Imus showed his ignorance by insinuating that Adam (Pacman) Jones was "racially profiled" and that's why he's in trouble.

The FACT is that Adam Jones and his crew shot up a Vegas strip club, hitting three and paralyzing one of them, after Jones became enraged that the strippers there, picked up the money he and his "entourage" had showered over them.

A female in that "entourage" (Sadia Morrison, recently found dead - thrown from the roof of a Bronx apartment building) began a scuffle with some of the strippers, and the shooter (Arvin Kenti Edwards) has sworn that Adam Jones ordered the shootings and then paid for the "services."

The AP report reads in part;

"Arvin Kenti Edwards of Renton, Wash., is being held in a Washington state jail on $1 million bail pending extradition to Nevada. He talked with WTVF-TV in Nashville by phone for a report that aired Wednesday.

"Edwards told the TV station in a telephone interview that Jones lied to police about the Feb. 19, 2007, shooting at the Minxx club that left an employee paralyzed and two other people wounded. Edwards said Jones paid someone for the shooting, but that it wasn't him...

...Police say Edwards opened fire outside the strip club after Jones was involved in a brawl inside, and later demanded $15,000 from Jones for "services rendered.”

Jones told authorities he didn't order the shooting and declined to pay. But he said he reimbursed a friend after the friend paid the money on Jones' behalf."

http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080501/SPORTS/80501097

All that proves is that ANYONE (ie. Don Imus) who thinks Jones' problems stem from him being "racially profiled" is a complete idiot, but Don Imus has already proven himself that.

12:05 AM  
Blogger JMK said...

"chilerkle"The Left is quite Evangelical about Enviromentalism and Secular Humanism." (Chilerkle)
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"I agree chilerkle, its never been on display as much as it has been in the last few years. The environmental wackos feel that its perfectly acceptable for Americans to be financially hardstruck due to insane gas prices as long as the polar ice caps are harmed in some fashion. Their god is the enviroment of course, and everybody else is just a henderance." (Tyronne)
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A cynic might argue that the real tools of the Big Energy Companies are the so-called "radical environmentalists."

After all, it's their policies that have left America's HUGE oil supplies (estimates range to over 800 BILLION barrels) off our coasts and on U.S. lands) largely untapped.

Limiting SUPPLY amidst constant or growing DEMAND is a recipe for PRICE/COST increases.

As I noted earlier, one of the most notorious statists (Big Government SOCIALISTS) who ever lived (one the Left hates to take credit for), Adolph Hitler, was along with Ernst Haeckel, a pro-environmentalist, pro-abortion on demand and anti-Christian in ideology.

Ironically enough, Hitler and Mussolini (the head of italy's Socialist Party, before becoming its fascist leader), came the closest to making some form of socialism work.

Instead of relying on the unworkable government-run or "Command Economy," they both used the Government-managed or highly regulated economy that made government the MAJOR and "silent partner" in every busines allowed to operate in those places!

Hitler's anti-gun, anti-tobacco, pro-abortion and extremely "Green" policies are food for thought and his truly SOCIALISTIC economic plan is just as perplexing, given today's prevailing mythos of "Hitler the Right-winger."

http://constitutionalistnc.tripod.com/hitler-leftist/index.html

12:16 AM  
Blogger JMK said...

"There are Half a million young adult crystal meth users in U.S....

"...The jails aren't overflowing with "White" meth users....why??? (PAA)
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Apparently you haven't been keeping up with recent prison trends;

"The familiar white jumpsuits worn by Arkansas prisoners increasingly are being filled by whites as the state’s Caucasian inmate population has surged to a clear-cut majority over the past 10 years, an increase fueled largely by methamphetamine convictions.

"As of July 1, about 55 percent of the state’s 13,684 inmates were white — an almost exact reversal from 1995 when 54 percent of the inmates were black, according to data provided by the Department of Correction. In June 2004, whites became the majority in the prison system for the first time in recent memory, and their numbers since have only grown.

"Methamphetamine, a highly addictive stimulant, has driven the increase, prison officials say, with 1,010 inmates serving methamphetamine-related sentences. All but nine are white."

From The Arkansas Democrat Gazette
BY CHARLIE FRAGO
Posted on Saturday, July 9, 2005

http://www.nwanews.com/story.php?paper=adg§ion=National&storyid=121503

And that's just one state, with a relatively large black population to boot.

People ARE "profiled" or "subjected to pattern analysis" all the time, PAA.

Under Bill Bratton and Rudy Guiliani, violent crime down drastically.

At least a part of that was due to some relatively controversial programs, such as the NYPD making numerous "stop and frisks" on NYC's inner city streets.

Where I worked, in the South Bronx, entire streets would routinely be "locked down" and residents would have to show ID to come or go. The NYPD cracked down hard on "quality of life" crimes, like turnstile jumping, finding that many of those so engaged, also had outstanding wants and warrants.

Without question they could never do that (lock down entire blocks) in Riverdale, Throggs Neck or Staten Island (all wealthier and whiter), but they couldn't get away with it in Laurelton (a predominantly black middle class neighborhood in NYC, with an average annual income of $63,527) either.

I've long opposed the Rockefeller drug laws, but I support the death penalty for child rapers and would support a three step sentencing guideline for violent offenders - the first one public corporeal punishment (like caning), to the point where that person can't walk for a week, a minimum of ten-plus years for a second offense and mandatory life without parole for a third offense.

If indeed urban blacks are responsible for a disproportionate amount of the random violent street crimes (muggings, etc.), then a crackdown on random violent street crimes CAN'T be considered "racially motivated."

It could be argued such, IF whites or Asians were responsible for most of the random violent street crimes and yet blacks were targeted...such is not the case under pattern analysis.

10:57 PM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

irish cicero"Greetings, Mr. Notorious Alpha Conservative Brother, and proper salutation to your amenableness, et cetera. I wanted to e-mail you, but couldn't find the link. I like your blog."


thanks irish cicero. my email is xpandergt@juno.com

11:22 PM  
Anonymous Irish Cicero said...

Well, we featured ya.

We're a small, new blog, so I can boost ya high numbers.

But we're free thinkers, too.

11:56 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

P. Anthony;"In "MOST" cases the meth user can get little jail time, to none at all!"

"Deputy Prosecutor Becky Reed said that in White County, Arkansas first time offenders charged with meth possession are generally not sentenced to prison. Instead they are sent to a regional punishment facility or placed on probation. Reed prosecutes White County's drug cases."

In Arkansas, those "charged with selling meth" generally receive a prison sentence lengthier than three and a half years if they plead guilty, Reed said. Conviction by jury results in a minimum 10-year sentence.

nuff said...

11:03 AM  
Blogger JMK said...

"Deputy Prosecutor Becky Reed said that in White County, Arkansas first time offenders charged with meth possession are generally not sentenced to prison." (PAA)
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That's about the norm nationwide.

In NYC, for instance, USERS are rarely, if ever arrested and even more rarely serve any prison time.

Dealers or distributors, however DO...and apparently that's the case with Meth as well. As the Arkansas account attests to; "As of July 1, about 55 percent of the state’s 13,684 inmates were white — an almost exact reversal from 1995 when 54 percent of the inmates were black, according to data provided by the Department of Correction. In June 2004, whites became the majority in the prison system for the first time in recent memory, and their numbers since have only grown.

"Methamphetamine, a highly addictive stimulant, has driven the increase, prison officials say, with 1,010 inmates serving methamphetamine-related sentences. All but nine are white."



"In Arkansas, those "charged with selling meth" generally receive a prison sentence lengthier than three and a half years if they plead guilty, Reed said. Conviction by jury results in a minimum 10-year sentence." (PAA)
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Yeah, that's pretty much in keeping with the federal guidleines; "Federal courts can sentence a person for up to 6 years for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, including the distribution of a small amount (less than 250 grams) of marijuana.

"A life sentence can result from possession of a controlled substance that results in death or bodily injury of someone else. Possession of more than 5 grams of cocaine can trigger an "intent to distribute" penalty of 10 to 16 years in prison.

Yup, very much in keeping with federal guidelines.

I suppose that's why many states, including Arkansas, has seen whites outnumber blacks among prison inmates.

For as econd there, I thought you were disagreeing with that.

8:29 PM  

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