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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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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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.

 

Marijuana-Arrests.com is an online library of materials about the huge numbers of racially-biased marijuana possession arrests, their consequences, and the law enforcement policies and operations which produce them.