Over the Past Decade NYC Spent a Million Police Hours on Marijuana Possession

By: Wednesday March 20, 2013 9:25 am

During Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s tenure New York City spent over a million police hours processing misdemeanor marijuana arrests due in large part to the controversial stop and frisk policy that targets minority communities. According to the findings of a new report by the Drug Policy Alliance, from 2002 to 2012 roughly 440,000 low-level misdemeanor marijuana possession arrests were made.

In NYC 86% of Low-Level Marijuana Arrests are Black or Latino

By: Sunday February 13, 2011 4:00 pm

While opposition to marijuana prohibition has risen in recent years; yet under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration New York City has dramatically stepped up its marijuana arrests. The NYPD now spends a huge amount of police time and money arresting people for low-level marijuana offenses.

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