AN ONLINE LIBRARY ABOUT MARIJUANA POSSESSION ARRESTS,
RACE AND POLICE POLICY IN NEW YORK CITY AND BEYOND

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FIRST PAGE   

 

The Scandal of Racist Marijuana Arrests
(new Nov 2013 - from The Nation,
and
The War on Marijuana in Black and White

from the ACLU)

 

SUMMONS OF THE NYPD: 550,000 A YEAR


NY City's Marijuana Possession Arrests

DOCUMENTING THE ARREST CRUSADE

JOURNALISM & COMMENTARY

GRAPHS & TABLES

• COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES

 

Stop and Frisk New York 

• STOP & FRISK REPORTS AND DATA

• STOP & FRISK NYC (news excerpts)
QUOTAS, QUOTAS, QUOTAS

SCANDALS OF THE NYPD

BRATTON'S BROKEN WINDOWS


Race and Marijuana Arrests, USA

U.S. MARIJUANA ARRESTS 1965-2013

210,000 Marijuana Arrests in Colorado

240,000 Marijuana Arrests in Washington

• CALIFORNIA

WASHINGTON DC, CHICAGO, ETC.
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• ABOUT MARIJUANA-ARRESTS.COM

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ILLEGAL SEARCHES (coming)

 

 

Nov 2013

THE SCANDAL OF RACIST MARIJUANA ARRESTS
The federal government has subsidized the criminalization of millions of young people

by Harry Levine

In a reader-friendly pdf:
http://marijuana-arrests.com/docs/The-scandal-of-racist-marijuana-arrests--TheNation--Nov2013.pdf

On The Nation's website as one page:
http://www.thenation.com/article/176915/scandal-racist-marijuana-arrests-and-what-do-about-it?page=full
 


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also see:

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 states
and hundreds of cities and counties

 

ACLU page for the report and links to the pdf
https://www.aclu.org/criminal-law-reform/war-marijuana-black-and-white-report

 Pdf of The War on Marijuana in Black and White
https://www.aclu.org/files/assets/100413-mj-report-rfs-rel1.pdf

 Very good web materials about the report: animated charts, brief videos, more
https://www.aclu.org/billions-dollars-wasted-racially-biased-arrests

 "End the Numbers Game: Police Should Not Be Rewarded for Making Marijuana Arrests"
By Ezekiel Edwards, ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project & Vanita Gupta, ACLU Center for Justice
https://www.aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform-racial-justice/end-numbers-game-police-should-not-be-rewarded-making

 "The War on Marijuana Has a Latino Data Problem"
By Lynda Garcia, Soros Fellow, Criminal Law Reform Project, ACLU
https://www.aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform-racial-justice/war-marijuana-has-latino-data-problem

"Slide Show of Graphs and Text from the ACLU's "War on Marijuana in Black and White"
http://marijuana-arrests.com/docs/War_On_Marijuana_graphs_and_text_from_ACLU_report_2013.pdf

 


U.S. government studies consistently find that young whites use marijuana at higher rates than young blacks or Latinos.  Yet, in large cities and counties throughout the United States, young blacks and Latinos are arrested and jailed for marijuana possession at much higher rates than young whites.

 

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.