"The dual mission of the Manhattan DA's Office is a safer NY and a more equal justice system", said District Attorney Cy Vance.
- Just as some members of the New York City Council denounced the racial disparities in marijuana arrests, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the NYPD will change how it enforces marijuana laws.
Also on Tuesday, Police Commissioner James O'Neill said the NYPD will form a 30-day working group to address marijuana-related issues, which will consult several experts, including the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice, advocacy organizations, those involved in academics, and attorneys.
"Given New York's embarrassing history as the marijuana arrest capital of the world, we must focus on repairing the harms of prohibition and ending the biased policing practices that have ruined the lives of so many young Black and Latino New Yorkers". "Since 2014, the Brooklyn DA's Office has led the way in declining to prosecute marijuana possession cases, resulting in a 75 percent decline in arrests citywide and confirming that such policy does not adversely affect public policy".
Recognizing the racial disparities inherent in enforcement and negative collateral consequences for those charged, Vance has advocated for the statutory decriminalization of marijuana possession since 2012. We're not looking to arrest any people of color that have no nexus to violence, to crime or violence.
The mayor's comments, delivered at a progressive policy conference in Washington that he had already planned to attend, came as the district attorneys in Brooklyn and Manhattan were working on plans to stop prosecuting the vast majority of people arrested for marijuana. Last year, 86 percent of those arrested for low-level marijuana possession were black and Hispanic.
"This is not what our city is about", Johnson added.
NY is one of 29 U.S. states to have legalised marijuana for medical use to help patients with cancer, HIV, Parkinson's, epilepsy and other conditions. As a result, large numbers of New Yorkers become further alienated from law enforcement and removed from community participation at an enormous cost to the criminal justice system, for virtually no punitive, rehabilitative or deterrent goal.
"Now the grandchild of stop-and-frisk is marijuana arrests based on race", Sharpton said.
"This is the classic story of a tale of two cities, where it reads if you're black and smoke marijuana you go to jail, and if you are white and smoke marijuana, you still go to Yale", said Councilman Donovan Richards.
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The golfer also told police, "how he better win or [Krista] and the kids would leave him and he would never see their kids again". The police report says that Lucas stated that Krista becomes "violent every time he doesn't play well in a major PGA tournament".
That is why we must fight this attitude and encourage Nigerians to change their attitudes and perspectives". The High Commission shared the news of its support for the Nigerian agency on its verified Twitter handle.
Sky Sports report that Chelsea are considering an approach for Pochettino if, as expected, Conte moves on this summer. We need to think that our reality is different, because we are not this type of club that will invest insane money.
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