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Despite Promises, NYPD Still Arrests Tens Of Thousands For Low-Level Marijuana Possession
Despite Mayor #BilldeBlasio's repeated promises to end arrests for low-level marijuana possession, the #NYPD is on track to arrest tens of thousands of pot-smoking #NewYorkers this year, with enforcement once again overwhelmingly centered on minority communities.
New data from the Legal Aid Society, the city's primary public defender organization, shows just a 3.9 percent decrease in marijuana arrests since the beginning of 2016. Lawyers for the Legal Aid Society say that they've handled 5,934 marijuana cases involving misdemeanor charges and violations since the start of this year, compared to 6,180 during the same period in 2016.
The Legal Aid Society's figures track closely with overall NYPD arrest data, which showed 9,968 arrests for marijuana possession, down just 5 percent from the corresponding period last year. "As New York City's primary public defender organization with operations in all five boroughs, our numbers speak for themselves," Legal Aid Society spokesperson #RedmondHaskins told Gothamist. "As long as #CityHall enforces broken windows policing, these arrests will unfortunately continue to happen and disproportionately impact communities of color." In response to the Legal Aid Society's comments, #AustinFinan, a spokesman for Mayor de Blasio, claimed that the city's decriminalization push is working as planned, noting that arrests were down 5 percent year-to-date and summonses up 2 percent. "Just as we said we would, this administration has led a dramatic shift away from unnecessary arrests for low-level marijuana offenses in favor of summonses," Finan said. "As a result, arrests for #marijuana possession are down 37% — from almost 29,000 in 2013 to approximately 18,000 in 2016." As a candidate, Mayor de Blasio railed against the "disastrous consequences" for low-level possession arrests, and pointed to "recent studies demonstrat[ing] clear racial bias in arrests." Within a year of his election, de Blasio joined then-Commissioner #WilliamBratton i