Dice Raw “Over” (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

New video “Over” from Dice Raw (of The Roots)

From the album “Jimmy’s Back” out now!


 A few facts

The  United  States  has  seen  a  500  percentincrease  in  the  number  of  inmates  in  federal  custody  over  the  last  3years,  in
large  part  due  to  the  increasing  number  and  length  of  certain  federal  mandatory  sentences,  which  force  a  judge  to  impose  a  one-­‐size-­‐fits-­‐all  sentence  without  taking  into  account  the  details  of  an  individual  case.Furthermore,  as  the  prison  population  has  increased  so  has  the  racial  disparity  among  prisoners.    More  than  60%  of  the  people  in prison are  now  racial  and  ethnic  minorities.  For  African  American  males  in their  thirties,  1  in  every  10  is  in  prison  or  jail  on  any  given  day.  Two-­‐thirds of  all  persons  in  prison  for  drug  offenses  are  people  of  color,  and approximately  half  of  all  Americans  incarcerated  today  are  for  non-­‐violent  offenses.    The  results  of  these  policies  include  the  ruination  of lives,  the  decimation  of  communities,  and  a  deep  distrust  of  the  criminal  justice  system.
Contact your Representative and both your SenatorsandURGE THEM TOSUPPORT AND CO-SPONSOR S. 1410/ H.R. 3382, THESMARTER SENTENCING ACT.
To contact your Senators andRepresentative, you may:

Make a Phone Call:

Call your Senators and your Representative in Washington by dialing theCapitolSwitchboard and asking to be transferred to your Senators’/Congressman’s offices. Theswitchboard phone number is
(202) 224-3121
(see message section, below).

Write a Letter

To write letters to yourSenators, send them to:
The Honorable
(name of Senator)
U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
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The Honorable
(name of Representative)
U.S. House of Representatives
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Send a Fax
If you would like to send a fax, call your Senators’ or Representative’s offices(throughthe Capitol switchboard) and ask for their fax numbers (you can use either the attachedsample letter or the message box, below).

Send an E-Mail

To send an e-mail to your Senators,go to
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Lookup your Senators by state; go to their web sites for e-mail addresses.
To send an e-mail to your Representative,
go to www.house.gov,and
click on “WriteYour Representative”
(on the left hand side, just under “find your Representative). This
will help you identify who your congressman is and how to contact him/her.
•The United States has seen a 500% increase in the number of inmates infederal custodyover the last 30 years, in large part due to the increasing number and artificially longlengthof drug-relatedmandatory minimumsentences, and as the prison population has increasedso has the racial disparity among prisoners.
•More than 60% of the people in prison are now racial and ethnic minorities. Two-thirds of allpersons in prison fordrug offenses are people of color, and approximately half of all incarcerated Americans are locked up today for non-violent offenses.
•The results of these policies include the ruination of lives, the decimation of communities,and a deep distrust of the criminal justice system.
•The “Smarter Sentencing Act” would reduce the federal prison population by decreasing thenumber of non-violent offenders who are given unnecessarily harsh and lengthyprisonsentences by giving judges more discretion when imposing sentences; by applying current law to people who were convicted under the older, harsher law; and by increasingindividualized review for certain drug sentences.

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