NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Drug Policy Alliance, a group dedicated to reforming drug laws and wiping out the war on drugs and the Rockefeller Drug Laws in New York – says figures released show the New York City Police Department arrested 50,383 people in 2010 for low-level marijuana offenses.
The DPA says the massive number of pot arrests make the Big Apple the “Marijuana Arrest Capital of the World.”READ MORE: With Injuries Piling Up Across New York City, Mayor De Blasio Is Considering Bicycles Being Required To Have License Plates
The reform group goes on to say the high arrest figures do not reflect a growth in the use of marijuana. Rather, they suggest it is because making the arrests is a priority for the NYPD.READ MORE: Bronx Man Takes It Upon Himself To Clean Up NYC Park, But City Says Not So Fast
So far, no comment on the report from the NYPD.Qinxuan Pan, Sought In Killing Of Yale Student Kevin Jiang, Arrested In Alabama Following Nationwide Manhunt
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