Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Clear Evidence of Racism in NYPD Based on Marijuana Arrests - NYTimes

Government surveys have shown that black and white people use marijuana at roughly the same rate... 87 percent of those arrested in recent years have been black or Hispanic, a proportion that has remained roughly the same for decades,

among neighborhoods where people called about marijuana at the same rate, the police almost always made arrests at a higher rate in the area with more black residents...

officers in the precinct covering Canarsie arrested people on marijuana possession charges at a rate more than four times as high as in the precinct that includes Greenpoint, despite residents calling 311, the city’s help line, and 911 to complain about marijuana at the same rate, police data show. The Canarsie precinct is 85 percent black. The Greenpoint precinct is 4 percent black....

Black and Hispanic people are the main targets of arrests even in mostly white neighborhoods. In the precinct covering the southern part of the Upper West Side, for example, white residents outnumber their black and Hispanic neighbors by six to one, yet seven out of every 10 people charged with marijuana possession in the last three years are black or Hispanic, state data show. In the precinct covering Park Slope, Brooklyn, where a fifth of the residents are black or Hispanic, three-quarters of those arrested on marijuana charges are black or Hispanic.

 Whenever I get into a discussion on race, the marijuana arrest racial disparities are the strongest argument I've been able to use to prove deep racism exists. This NYT front pager from Monday, May 14 blows the lid off all the arguments used to defend NYPD policy. And it blows the lid off the bullshit de Blasio liberal cover - to such an extent he came out calling for reforms - as if he didn't know. He is the worst kind of phony liberal.

Surest Way to Face Marijuana Charges in New York: Be Black or ...

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/13/nyregion/marijuana-arrests-nyc-race.html
2 days ago - There are many ways to get arrested on marijuana charges, but one pattern .... the headline: Wide Racial Gap For Pot Arrests In New York City.

6 comments:

  1. Do any of these groups mostly smoke weed in the street?

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  2. I interpret your comment as ignoring all the facts about racism and making up your own.

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    1. Your views can be interpreted as blaming whites for the ills of society

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  3. God bless the NYPD who put their lives on the line to protect us.

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  4. Yes God bless them too. Cops are my neighbors. That doesn't mean changes are needed. I would certainly consider how you interact with black kids if you are really a teacher given your racism. I hope you are in a school with only white kids.

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  5. 11:19 - how so you arrive at the conclusion white people are to blame for all the ills?
    Did you read that article? Are black and latino people arrested in massively higher rates for the same crime or not? Don't go beyond this fact - focus. and then what conclusions to you draw?

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