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Michael Jackson: 3 Years Later Have We Learned Anything From MJ’s Death?

WAKE UP MUSIC INDUSTRY AND AMERICA: WE HAVE A DRUG PROBLEM!

BY JAMES L. WALKER, JR. – ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER

Today, marks the 3rd anniversary of the death of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

On June 25th, 2009, the great singer was found unconscious at his home and rushed to a hospital.  We later learned he died from an overdose of propofol, administered by a self-hired doctor Conrad Murray. Murray has since been arrested, charged and prosecuted for the negligence and sits in jail awaiting an appeal of his sentence.

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Pres. Obama signs act that lowers disparity in African American sentencing

President Obama signed into law Tuesday the Fair Sentencing Act, which narrows the huge disparity in punishment given to those convicted of possessing crack cocaine versus those found with the drug in powder form.