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by Peter Moskos

April 29, 2008

Marijuana Arrest Crusade

I haven't digested all this yet, but there's an interesting little brouhaha about a recent study released by the NYCLU by Queens College Professor Harry Levine and Deborah Small. The paper is called, “Marijuana Arrest Crusade: Racial Bias and Police Policy in New York City, 1997-2007.” The report claims that 35,000 people a year are arrested in New York City for marijuana possession. This figure is somehow disputed by the NYPD. I’m not sure who’s right.

[Update: For the record, Prof Levine is absolutely right. See here for more stats and information.]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link to the report! I'm going to read it and see how they conducted the study.