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NYPD Under Fire After Stats Reveal 86% of Marijuana Arrests Are of Minorities

NYPD Under Fire After Stats Reveal 86% of Marijuana Arrests Are of Minorities

NYPD Under Fire After Stats Reveal 86% of Marijuana Arrests Are of Minorities

NYPD officials acknowledged a “troubling” racial gap in people they’re arresting for marijuana — but defended their enforcement efforts, saying they’re responding to residents complaining about people smoking pot.

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Manhattan District Attorney Announces New Policy to Reduce Impact of Marijuana Possession Arrests, Citing Collateral Consequences

NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. announced a shift in his office’s policy for New Yorkers arrested for low level marijuana possession.

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Tale of Two New Yorks Endures under de Blasio as NYPD Continues Discriminatory Marijuana Arrests

NEW YORK, July 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A new report released today by the Marijuana Arrest Research Project, commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance, shows that marijuana possession arrests under Mayor de Blasio continue to be marked by extremely high racial disparities, as was the case under the Bloomberg and Giuliani administrations.


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