Marijuana arrests in city increased in 2016, with large racial disparities

“Yes, it’s down significantly from the height of stop and frisk, but there’s still lots of people that are getting caught up in these marijuana arrests” Alyssa Aguilera, executive director of VOCAL-NY, said. “People from the mayor, to the NYPD, to Governor Cuomo have said these are needless, they’re racially biased and they only serve as a gateway to this mass incarceration.”

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