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