New York mayor Bill de Blasio is changing the laws on marijuana.
De Blasio announced that the NYPD will change how it enforces marijuana laws in the big apple in the next 30 days.
As reported by nypost.com
WASHINGTON – Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that the NYPD will be changing how it enforces marijuana laws as advocates complained that most of those getting arrested are minorities.
“The NYPD will overhaul and reform its policies related to marijuana enforcement in the next 30 days,” de Blasio said in Washington during a speech at the Center for American Progress’s Ideas Conference.
He said he wants New York City to be the safest and the fairest big city in America and the change was intended to address remaining inequalities.
“We must and we will end unnecessary arrests and end disparity in enforcement,” de Blasio said. “It’s time for those to be a thing of the past in New York City and all over this country.”
DeBlasio's true motives are unknown, and the mayor made the announcement as Council Speaker Corey Johnson was holding a press conference with Al Sharpton, demanding an end to arrests for low-level marijuana offenses. The statistics show that 86% of those arrested in New York for low-level marijuana possession were black or Hispanic. However, blacks and Hispanics make up the majority of New York. This doesn't seem as much as trying to fix a serious problem as much as it does trying to secure votes. You don't solve crimes by making those actions legal.
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