Racial Disparity Arrests

The Marijuana Arrest Crusade in New York City: Racial Bias in Police Policy 1997-2007

In the New York Times today they of course attack the groups involved in bringing to the public’s attention the department’s overly aggressive and expensive enforcement of what are supposed to be decriminalized cannabis laws, and then make the amazing claim that there were not 350,000 cannabis-related arrests from 1997-2006, but a mere 8,770.