Marijuana Arrests Plummet in Colorado

By: Monday January 13, 2014 8:08 am

In Colorado marijuana legalization has worked exactly as hoped on the judicial front. In the year since the possession of a small amount of marijuana was legalized for adults the number of marijuana related arrest has plummeted.

 

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.

SWAT Team Kills Dog with Child Present, Arrest Father in Misdemeanor Marijuana Bust

By: Thursday May 6, 2010 8:31 am

I’ll spare everyone my own personal rant about the dog shootings, which are pretty much what you’d imagine (I had Jon Walker watch the video first to make sure I wouldn’t be upset for the rest of the day). But count me with Scott Morgan: “You have to see it with you own eyes to fully absorb the brutal callousness of the people who carry out these violent attacks on peaceful families. Even knowing as I do how often events like this take place, I still shuddered while witnessing the suspect’s grief at discovering his dogs had been shot.”

As Peter Guither says, “the really disturbing things are what happened before the video — the truly warped thinking that created the laws and the procedures that made people think this was a good idea.”

Welcome to the war on drugs.

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