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.
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.