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

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2017 NYC MARIJUANA ARRESTS - NEW REPORT

"Unjust & Unconstitutional: 60,000 Jim Crow
Marijuana Possession Arrests, 2014-2016

 

REPORTS, PUBLICATIONS, TESTIMONY

   By the Marijuana Arrest Research Project

 

The Scandal of Racist Marijuana Arrests
(From The Nation, and The War on Marijuana
in Black and White
from the ACLU
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THE AWFUL SUMMONS COURT SYSTEM IN NYC

 

NY City's Marijuana Possession Arrests

GRAPHS & TABLES

• COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES

JOURNALISM & COMMENTARY

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ABOUT MARIJUANA-ARRESTS.COM

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Archives: No longer updated but still useful

for researchers.

• STOP & FRISK REPORTS AND DATA

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

BRATTON'S BROKEN WINDOWS

POLICE PERJURY AND FALSIFYING: Excerpts
from the Mollen Report

SCANDALS OF THE NYPD

U.S. MARIJUANA ARRESTS 1965-2013

WASHINGTON DC, CHICAGO, ETC

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Young arrestees being led into the Brooklyn Court House in chains. Photo: Jarrett Murphy, City Limits

 

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 and many other large cities, police arrest blacks for marijuana possession at seven times the rate of whites.  Often 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.