Posts Tagged ‘Bloomberg’

Minorities targeted for pot arrests | Bronx Free Press

Minorities targeted for pot arrests | Bronx Free Press

By Gregg McQueen New Yorkers of color are being targeted over whites for marijuana arrests, according to a police reform advocacy group. Citing statistics from the state’s Division of Criminal Justice Services, the Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP) said that 93 percent of marijuana possession arrests in the first three months of this year involved […]


The NYPD’s Own Statistics Reveal a Troubling Trend in the NYPD’s Marijuana Enforcement | Mic

The NYPD's Own Statistics Reveal a Troubling Trend in the NYPD's Marijuana Enforcement | Mic

By Tom McKay The news: In New York City, whether or not you get arrested for marijuana possession has a lot to do with whether you’re black or Latino. New arrest record data from the New York state criminal justice system compiled by the Drug Policy Alliance paints a disturbing picture of racial bias in […]


And The Congregation Says…

And The Congregation Says…

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I can think of no better way to start off the New Year on this site than with the stirring poem delivered by New York City Youth Poet Laureate, Ramya Ramana, at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s inauguration ceremony. The poem, simply entitled “New York City”, is a poignant, powerful and lyrical […]


Op-LED: The King Is No More – An Open Letter To Mike Bloomberg

Op-LED: The King Is No More - An Open Letter To Mike Bloomberg

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Good Riddance Mike Bloomberg! I am SOOOOOO happy that you will no longer be the Mayor of this great city. You have no idea. I REALLY MEAN THAT! (All caps on purpose – so take that.) I am ridiculously elated that starting tomorrow, I will no longer have to hear your […]


How 2013 Became The Year To Talk About Inequality | Talking Points Memo

How 2013 Became The Year To Talk About Inequality | Talking Points Memo

BY Ibrahim Khan Andrea Elliott’s masterpiece project in the New York Times documenting the tribulations of a loveable Brooklyn girl named Dasani through the unforgiving maze of social services in New York City became an instant classic. With each word in the five-part series, Elliott unmasks the countless rips in the fabric of our social safety […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Marijuana Stash That Carried Little Risk | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Marijuana Stash That Carried Little Risk | NY Times

By JIM DWYER Published: November 14, 2013 Walking down Eighth Avenue a few weeks ago, I made sure my backpack was fully zipped shut. Inside was a modest stash of pot, bought just an hour or so earlier. A friend knew someone in that world, and after an introduction, then a quiet, discreet meeting, I […]

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