Nija Guider, 21, spent three days in a Georgia jail ― locked away from her infant son ― because she attended a party where marijuana was present.
A news report claims that the 17-year-old Florida boy's killer thought he looked looked "drugged out and suspicious." Why enduring stigma of drug use in this country is becoming increasingly deadly.
California African-Americans and Latinos were up to 12 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites from 2006 to 2008.
This is not a war on the drug lords and violent cartels, this is a war that disproportionately affects young men and women and the latest tool for imposing Jim Crow justice on poor African-Americans.