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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 27, 2014, 09:11 PM

5. It's tragic

Last edited Fri Jun 27, 2014, 11:32 PM - Edit history (1)

and even with a move to halt stop and frisk, NY city police, for instance, are still putting (mostly) minority kids into the system for something that's not even illegal (possession is decriminalized for small amts. if it's not visible, so cops make the kids empty their pockets to find some reason to put them into the system.)

That's just shameful.

No kid in suburbia has to deal with that sort of treatment.

Of course, I don't think kids should use marijuana, but I don't think law enforcement should make a situation far worse than it needs to be by harassing people based upon their neighborhood or skin color - but that's exactly what goes on, and that's what starts the pipeline to prison, because of all the backlash from an arrest - for something they shouldn't be arrested for anyway, based upon the way the law is written.

That's why decriminalization isn't enough.

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