New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has told top brass at the city’s police department to stop arresting people who are caught smoking marijuana in public, according to a City Hall aide.
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Cops are following through on Mayor de Blasio’s pledge to stop locking people up for carrying small amounts of pot.
The Hunts Point neighborhood in the South Bronx has struggled to clean up its act for years. Prostitution is still a problem, but it is far less prevalent, residents say, than it once was.
The progressive capital of the nation doesn't need a draconian marijuana policy.
Arrests for low-level marijuana possession fell in the city in the weeks after Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly cautioned officers not to bust people for small amounts of the drug found in pockets or bags, according to department data released Wednesday.
A new marijuana arrest policy in New York, America’s largest city, is being applauded by civil rights advocates who say it will reduce alleged discrimination against black and Latino youth.
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Justice-reform advocates want young black and brown men to avoid being tricked by police into emptying their pockets.