NYPD Will Stop Arresting SOME People For Smoking Pot In NYC

Last month, in response to new evidence that the NYPD is misrepresenting its reasons for overwhelmingly targeting minorities in marijuana arrests, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O'Neill promised to do something about the persistent enforcement disparities. A week later, they announced a new task force, and said that in the meantime the city would stop arresting people for smoking pot. On Tuesday, the mayor officially rolled out that policy—along with a...

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