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Black leaders forged alliance with Trump on sentencing deal

 

December 20, 2018



WASHINGTON (AP) — A rare bipartisan deal in Congress to overhaul federal sentencing laws passed after a few black ministers, leaders and lawmakers forged an alliance with President Donald Trump, who some have condemned as racist for the last two years.

The reforms could offer a path to freedom for hundreds of black and Latino inmates who were sent to prison by a justice system that critics say has long been stacked against minorities.

"It's like threading a needle politically," said Marc Morial, the National Urban League's president and CEO. "It's been very delicate to get us to the point...



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