Ammad Rafiqi

Ammad Rafiqi
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Ammad attends the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. He wants to look at the types of discrimination facing Muslims and help with immigration and citizenship issues.

‘The Smarter Sentencing Act’ and Why It’s Important

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill titled ‘ The Smarter Sentencing Act’ on January 30,2014 that would expand the ability of judges to sentence non-violent drug offenders to smaller terms than the draconian and rigid mandatory minimum sentences that have become a blight on the American justice system.  Interestingly, the bill received fairly bi-partisan support unthinkable in this...

Smarter Sentencing Act: Will it Decrease Racism in the War On Drugs?

On January 30, the US Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill titled, the Smarter Sentencing Act, allowing judges to sentence non-violent drug offenders to smaller terms. The bipartisan bill, which has also garnered support from ACLU and Families Against Mandatory Minimums, cuts in half previous sentencing guidelines, and gives hope that the arguably racist approach to the War on...

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