Gray’s Family Attorney: Whites Use Drugs Discreetly

Sunday on “Fox News Sunday,” attorney Billy Murphy, who is representing the family of Freddie Gray, said the war on drugs is a taking African-American fathers away from their families unfairly because he said, “Whites in this town just like in major cities across the country have illegal drugs, use them discreetly and don’t get prosecuted.”

Murphy said, “The problem is a very deep problem. It can’t be satisfied by labels of left and right. These are children who have been neglected. They don’t have parents because mainly the war on drugs is a war on black people suspected of having drugs. Whites in this town just like in major cities across the country have illegal drugs, use them discreetly and don’t get prosecuted. 91%, 9 % of the cases in Baltimore city, probably more, where only blacks and browns are prosecuted for drugs. That has to be addressed. We have to end this terrible war on drugs which has never been successful and only creates over-incarceration of black men who could be fathers and destroys black families in so many ways. You’re right to point out in some ways that money is not the answer. Part of the answer is that we have to create a city where kids get raised properly. That we take care of that and when they are neglected, problem because they’re just kids.”

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