As one does, I was just reading the future in my Greek (née Turkish) coffee grounds, and I saw an interesting development.
[Cue swamy music] I see that the NYPD is going to start making fewer arrests for possession of marijuana this year starting right about now... I predict that in 2011, misdemeanor marijuana possession arrests in NYC are going to be down from 50,300 in 2010... and somewhat substantially... maybe a third fewer?... but now things are getting a little hazy.
How do I know? I don't. That's wall they call it a "prediction." But I'm not just saying this because of the gypsy blood in me tells me so (even though I am 1/8th gypsy).
Remember to check back in a year or so. Cause I'd love to be the first to say, "I told you so!"
[Update from the future: I was wrong.]