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Cheese Sandwich

(9,086 posts)
Sat Jun 4, 2016, 11:56 PM Jun 2016

People of color account for more than 90% of marijuana arrests in New York City


People of color accounted for more than nine out of 10 arrests made on suspicion of marijuana possession and sale in New York City from January to March, according to statistics from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services obtained by the Police Reform Organizing Project.

PROP also found that 86.5% of New York Police Department misdemeanor arrests involved people of color, up 2% from 2015.

Arrests for "small amounts" of marijuana were up a whopping 33.7% from last year.

Robert Gangi, PROP's director, said in a press release that the statistics showed that NYPD arrest practices are marked by "waste and racial bias" and that, despite the rhetoric in City Hall, marijuana infractions remain a major focus of the police.
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http://www.businessinsider.com/nypd-disproportionately-arrests-people-of-color-for-marijuana-offenses-2016-6
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People of color account for more than 90% of marijuana arrests in New York City (Original Post) Cheese Sandwich Jun 2016 OP
Fuck that shit jhart3333 Jun 2016 #1
OMG felix_numinous Jun 2016 #2
NYC policing has always been mega racist. It remains that way due to apathy on the part of Bluenorthwest Jun 2016 #3
Yay drug war! Warren DeMontague Jun 2016 #4
NYC says it's so progressive Jnclr89 Jun 2016 #5
Not only in NYC. hobbit709 Jun 2016 #6
 

Bluenorthwest

(45,319 posts)
3. NYC policing has always been mega racist. It remains that way due to apathy on the part of
Sun Jun 5, 2016, 06:31 AM
Jun 2016

the citizens. NYC's Democratic voter turnout under 12%. NYers will tell you all day long that NY is ultra liberal, and they believe this because they have no connection to the minority youth that are being harassed.

But this is the policy many on DU support with full gusto and bully tactics. Lock 'em up. Sort 'em out later.

 

Jnclr89

(128 posts)
5. NYC says it's so progressive
Sun Jun 5, 2016, 06:44 AM
Jun 2016

I've always kinda thought, well maybe, it might be. And they drop a bomb. Try arresting those hedge fund managers?

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