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Marijuana Arrests New York

Saki Knafo

NYPD Still Arresting Large Number Of Minorities For Minor Marijuana Offenses, Despite Promises | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

As a candidate for New York City mayor last year, Bill de Blasio promised to end marijuana arrests, noting that they have “disastrous consequences f...

Saki Knafo

Why New York Is Considering Legalizing Marijuana | Saki Knafo | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK -- Back in 1998, 14-year-old Alfredo Carrasquillo and his friends were heading to a Bronx apartment where they planned to smoke pot and liste...

Fixing Stop and Frisk by Reforming Our Drug Laws

Sal F. Albanese | Posted 06.12.2013 | New York
Sal F. Albanese

Stop and frisk is a valuable police tool, but its application should be amended to ensure that no one is stopped in violation of the Constitution. So how do we do that? We need to go straight to the root of why so many young people are being arrested: marijuana.

GOP Bump on the Road to Stop-and-Frisk Reform

Dan Collins | Posted 08.22.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

Governor Cuomo wanted to decriminalize the public display of small amounts of marijuana as long as it's not being smoked. This sounds like a hair-splitting, minimalist change in the law, but it was extremely important.

Cuomo's Marijuana Decriminalization Hits A Snag

Posted 06.19.2012 | New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in public view appears dead in Albany this week, The New York Times reports. ...

NYPD Already Arresting 25% Fewer Pot-Smokers

Posted 06.06.2012 | New York

New York cops may have paid attention to police commissioner Ray Kelly's September directive to stop arresting low-level marijuana offenders, after al...