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Racial Disparities Continue in Philadelphia Marijuana Arrests

September 26th

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Marijuana arrests in 2012 Philadelphia continued with a distributing trend of racial disparity, according to figures released today by Philly NORML, the local affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Using data from the Pennsylvania Uniform CrimeReporting System, the chapter’s annual arrest report has been issued for the last seven years. The […]

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Study: 8 out of 10 Arrested for Drug Possession in DC are Black

July 13th

WASHINGTON, DC – A study by a group of civil rights lawyers found black people in Washington are arrested for minor drug offenses at a higher rate than other races.

The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs presented its study, which analyzed arrest statistics from 2009 through 2011, Friday, The Washington Post reported.

The authors of the report found that eight of 10 adults arrested in Washington are black, and nine of 10 people arrested on the charge of simple drug possession are black. However, only 47 percent of the city’s population is black, the study found.

“Police are spending an enormous amount of time resolving behavior that is not life-threatening,” said Roderic V.O. Boggs, executive director of the lawyers’ group.

The report a month after the American Civil Liberties Union found Washington police were arresting people for marijuana possession 60 percent more in 2010 than 2001.

Meanwhile, Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said her department has “not prioritized marijuana arrests. Since day one, my priority has been combating violent crime, and the District is safer as a result.”

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