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April 11, 2019

Fiercely Heterosexual Democrat Presidential Candidate Cory Booker Introduces Reparations Bill

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Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) filed legislation on Tuesday that would form a commission to study the issue of granting reparations to African-Americans.

Booker had previously announced that he would be filing legislation, arguing that some of the country's "bedrock domestic policies" have "systematically excluded blacks."

"This bill is a way of addressing head-on the persistence of racism, white supremacy, and implicit racial bias in our country. It will bring together the best minds to study the issue and propose solutions that will finally begin to right the economic scales of past harms and make sure we are a country where all dignity and humanity is affirmed," Booker said in a statement earlier this week.

But Cory Booker is as fierce in his desire for reparations as he is fierce in his desire for a woman's genitals, whatever they might be.

And so he also wants reparations for... drug dealers, starting with expunging their criminal records.

Booker's aim is now to expand support for his Marijuana Justice Act, which was first introduced in 2017 and, unlike Warren's bill, doesn’t include a single Republican sponsor. It removes cannabis from the list of controlled substances while also expunging the records of anyone locked up for use or possession charges.

Pro-tip: No one is locked up for use or possession of marijuana, though that might be what you're charged with when they plead you down from dealing.

And it's not just drug-dealers getting their criminal records expunged -- it's the government pouring more money into the areas which it harmed by... making dangerous drugs illegal and telling people they shouldn't do them.

That measure also sets up a "community reinvestment fund" that would put money into job training programs and community centers in the areas left most blighted by the war on drugs.

...

Booker says his line in the sand -- that social justice has to be a part of any legalization effort -- has been building for some time.

"I get very angry when people talk about legalizing marijuana and then give no light to how marijuana law enforcement was done in ways that fed upon poor communities -- black and brown communities," Booker said. "This is a war on drugs that has not been a war on drugs -- it's been a war on people, and disproportionately poor people and disproportionately black and brown people."

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The demand for a restorative justice, or community oriented, approach isn’t confined to Booker alone. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York, told VICE News that if the local communities with the highest minority incarceration and poverty rates that have directly stemmed from the decades long war on drugs are not included, then she's not on board either.



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