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: CDC Reverses Course, Recommends People Wear Masks Indoors Where COVID Rates Are High
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: Drivers Turn Highways Into Personal Parking Lots While Waiting To Pick Up Passengers From Tri-State Area Airports
So far, no comment on the report from the NYPD.Taxi Driver Scared To Return To Work After Almost Being Struck By Bullet While Driving On Queens Highway
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