Harry Levine: Researcher Exposing Unlawful Marijuana Arrests ...

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Queens College Professor, Dr. Harry Levine, is the country's leading researcher on marijuana arrests. His first report, co-authored with Deborah Peterson Smalls, Marijuana Arrests Crusade: Racial Bias and Policy 1997-2007, shed light on the illegal and racists marijuana arrests. His second report, NYC Marijuana Arrest Crusade Continues, and third report, $75 Million a Year: The Costs of NYC Marijuana Possession Arrests, explain how policing practices exploit a ""loophole"" in the law. Oftentimes, the police demand that people -- usually young people of color -- empty their pockets, and when they do, the violation for marijuana possession turns into an arrestable misdemeanor for marijuana in public view."

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