Police say a New York City teenager has died after falling off the roof of a six-story Bronx building as police officers attempted an arrest.
The fatal shooting of Constance Malcolm son’s by an NYPD officer made headlines around the country – but the FBI has no record of his death.
No one should lose their life over the marijuana trade, which is why it's time to end the ban.
My job is to help young street-level drug dealers get out of a racially biased criminal justice system that will ruin their lives. I've often imagined that the police stop arrests for petty drug crimes, forcing the plea-deal machine to grind to a halt.
The New York Police Department ordered its narcotics unit to stop its marijuana “buy-and-bust” policing tool.
His top cop Bill Bratton seems unaware that pot has been decriminalized... since 1977.
The progressive capital of the nation doesn't need a draconian marijuana policy.
The Legal Aid Society in New York City announced Friday that it had filed a lawsuit against the NYPD over its continuing practice of making misdemeanor marijuana possession arrests when they order suspects to empty their pockets during the department's controversial stop and frisk searches. Police Commissioner Raymond issued a memorandum last fall directing police not to make the arrests, but only to ticket pot possession offenders, but police continue to charge people with misdemeanors, according to the lawsuit.
An 18-year-old teenager, Ramarley Graham, was killed in his home in the Bronx last week by plainclothes cops. A member of the narcotics unit shot the unarmed teenager in his bathroom.
Justice-reform advocates want young black and brown men to avoid being tricked by police into emptying their pockets.