AN ONLINE LIBRARY ABOUT MARIJUANA POSSESSION ARRESTS,
RACE AND POLICE POLICY IN NEW YORK CITY AND BEYOND
• U.S. MARIJUANA ARRESTS 1965-2013
THE SCANDAL OF
RACIST MARIJUANA ARRESTS
by Harry Levine
THE WAR ON MARIJUANA IN BLACK AND WHITE
Billions of Dollars Wasted on Racially-Biased Arrests
The ACLU's terrific 200 page report, released in 2013, with graphs and data for 50
ACLU page for the report and links to the pdf
Pdf of The War on Marijuana in Black and White
Very good web materials about the report: animated charts, brief
"End the Numbers Game: Police Should Not Be Rewarded for Making
"The War on Marijuana Has a Latino Data Problem"
"Slide Show of Graphs
and Text from the ACLU's "War on Marijuana in Black and White"
In New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, police arrest blacks for marijuana possession at seven times the rate of whites. Usually, the people arrested were not smoking in public. Police typically found the small amount of marijuana when they stopped, frisked, and searched the young people, often in their own neighborhoods.