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New Study Finds Racial Disparity in New Orleans’ Pot-Related Arrests

New Study Finds Racial Disparity in New Orleans’ Pot-Related Arrests

A new study finds African-Americans are arrested far more than other groups for marijuana-related crimes in New Orleans. The Vera Institute of Justice looked at police statistics from 2010 to 2015. The study found 85 percent of those charged with marijuana-related crimes other than distribution were African-American.


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