As if we needed more proof that the elites are beyond the law — disgraceful. Listen to the words coming out of Joe Biden’s mouth juxtaposed to a video of his son weighing crack cocaine in a filthy hotel. The sweet “Uncle Joe” image that Obama created for this man is a lie. As senator of Delaware, Joe Biden implemented strict laws to punish drug addicts, specifically those addicted to crack cocaine. He did this to target African American communities where crack was more prevalent due to a three-letter agencies’ involvement (a post for another time, perhaps).
Biden championed the 100-to-1 crack/powder disparity where those in possession of crack would receive 100 times the penalties for carrying the same amount of powder cocaine. He is the man responsible for the US creating the role of “drug czar,” as he championed being tough on crime throughout his career until he reached the White House.
Biden opened the doorway for civil asset forfeiture in the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, which gave the government permission to seize the assets of anyone suspected of drug trafficking. Similar to conspiracy, no actual crime needed to be committed.
A report from the American Civil Liberties Union, “Cracks in the System,” found that the 100-to-1 rule disproportionally targeted African Americans and contributed to mass incarceration:
“In 1986, before the enactment of federal mandatory minimum sentencing for crack cocaine offenses, the average federal drug sentence for African Americans was 11% higher than for whites. Four years later, the average federal drug sentence for African Americans was 49% higher.”
Those with minor possession of crack cocaine, much smaller than anything his son has purchased, faced numerous years behind bars without a fair trial and were treated as criminals rather than addicts with a physical and mental health problem. The media wants us to sympathize with Hunter Biden for his rough past, but no one sympathized with the countless people locked away under “Pedo Pete’s” laws. Biden was also responsible for helping Bill Clinton pass the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, which encouraged the death penalty for suspected traffickers and banned certain people from legally possessing weapons. The law most famously included the “three-strike” rule that locked people away for life after three offenses. Bill Clinton later apologized for that ruling, but Joe Biden did not.
What changed Biden’s mind? He has recently come out to decry the harsh rules he implemented and is notoriously light on crime. Well, his daughter Ashley was arrested for marijuana possession in 1998 in Louisiana. Ashley was never convicted of a crime, and her father went on to claim in an ABC interview as far as 2010 that marijuana was a gateway drug. “I still believe it’s a gateway drug. I’ve spent a lot of my life as chairman of the Judiciary Committee dealing with this. I think it would be a mistake to legalize,” then Vice President Joe Biden said. Let us not forget that he ran campaign ads before the US 2020 Presidential Election to repeal any marijuana-related restrictions that “unfairly targeted minorities.”
Biden is one of the most hypocritical politicians in modern history. He went from championing destroying already ruined lives with unforgiving laws to spending US taxpayers’ dollars on providing addicts with free drug paraphernalia. He defunded police agencies at a time when the opiate epidemic was killing more young lives than ever before. Under the very laws he created, he technically helped his son purchase crack and, therefore, should be investigated, albeit this only scratches the surface of the crimes he has committed through his son.
Hunter Biden and the entire Biden crime family are blatantly above the law. Crack smoking is one of the least offensive activities exposed in Hunter’s laptop from hell. He will never be investigated, and Biden will never feel sorry for the countless lives he has ruined.
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