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
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BRATTON'S BROKEN WINDOWS, AGAIN!


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

550,000 NYPD SUMMONSES A YEAR

 

Race and Marijuana Arrests, USA

210,000 Marijuana Arrests in Colorado

240,000 Marijuana Arrests in Washington

U.S. MARIJUANA ARRESTS 1965-2010

• CALIFORNIA

WASHINGTON DC, CHICAGO, ETC.
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CALIFORNIA

 

 

Arresting Blacks for Marijuana in California, 2007-2009

By Harry G. Levine, Jon Gettman & Loren Siegel. Oct 2010 

Report released with California NAACP and the Drug Policy Alliance about arrests of  blacks for marijuana possession in 25 California cities where blacks are arrested at 4, 6, 8 and even 12 times the rate of whites.

 

 

Arresting Latinos for Marijuana in California, 2007-2009

By Harry G. Levine, Jon Gettman & Loren Siegel. Oct 2010. 

Report released with William C. Velasquez Institute, a Latino civil rights organization, about the disproportionate arrests of Latinos for marijuana possession in 33 California cities.

 

 

Targeting Blacks For Marijuana: Possession Arrests in California, 2004-08

By Harry G. Levine, Jon Gettman & Loren Siegel, June 2010 
Report released in conjunction with the California NAACP and the Drug Policy Alliance about arrests of  blacks for marijuana possession in the 25 largest counties in California.

 

 

 

 

 

Media Commentary and Coverage

 

Marijuana Law Reform Is a Civil Rights Issue, Alice Huffman, president of the California NAACP, 2010

This is the first major statement by a civil rights leader insisting that racially-biased marijuana possession arrests are a civil rights issue.

 

Los Angeles Times "Marijuana Profiling: Though they use marijuana less, more blacks than whites are arrested for it, a new study shows" EDITORIAL.  Oct 27, 2010.

A report released last week found that police in California's biggest cities arrest blacks for possession at four, five and even 13 times the rate of whites. It is this unequal enforcement of the marijuana laws — and the consequences for the African American community — that have led the California NAACP, along with the National Black Police Assn., to support Proposition 19. This page opposes Proposition 19, but regardless of whether the measure succeeds or fails, the racial inequity is real and should not continue unaddressed.

 

 

 

                                                                       

Above graph is from the  New York Times, October 22. 2010: HERE