NEW YORK — Brooklyn’s new district attorney has reiterated his vow not to prosecute low-level marijuana arrests. “I not only want to keep Brooklyn safe, I want to protect the future of our youth,” Ken Thompson said Sunday during his in…
Finally, a piece about decriminalizing marijuana that’s not about white folks wanting to get high.
""I not only want to keep Brooklyn safe, I want to protect the future of our youth," Ken Thompson said Sunday during his inaugural address to a crowd of nearly 1,000. “That means we must change the policy regarding those who are arrested for possessing small amounts of marijuana.”
"In 2012, over 12,000 people in Brooklyn were arrested for possessing small amounts of marijuana, mostly young, black men," Thompson added, referring to a 2013 report that found blacks in Brooklyn were 9 times as likely as whites to be arrested for marijuana possession.”