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Brooklyn DA announces
new policy on pot prosecutions

New York Daily News, by Oren Yaniv

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/8/2014 7:03:44 PM

It is now easier to get high in Brooklyn. The borough’s district attorney Kenneth Thompson announced Tuesday he will no longer prosecute people with little or no criminal record who get caught with small amounts of weed. While the majority of such cases already end up with an eventual dismissal, those arrested from now on - with some exceptions - will be released before seeing a judge, according to a DA memo. Yet the revised approach will not be shared by cops and might even cause tension between the DA and the NYPD. “This new policy is a reasonable response to the thousands of low-level marijuana arrests that weigh down the

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Another reason to come spend your summer in the soon to be very friendly borough of Brooklyn. These type of decisions should be made by elected officials, collectively. New black DA wants to give his "homies" a break.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 7/8/2014 7:19:23 PM     (No. 9915854)

It´s not just his ´homies´. A significant percentage of all young kids dabble in marijuana in high school and college. An arrest and conviction over a little inebriation could affect the rest of their lives. Or, in the cases to which the DA refers, waste an unreasonable portion of police and prosecutorial time.

Our War on Drugs is a war on our civil rights, and a war on our own children.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bluefindad, 7/8/2014 7:32:19 PM     (No. 9915867)

Picking and choosing which laws to follow and which laws not to enforce. Sound familiar?

There have always been laws that are not enforced, but still on the books. Jaywalking is generally ignored. Spitting on the sidewalk is still an infraction in many places. You could probably come up with myriad examples.

The difference here is that the officials entrusted to enforce the previously outdated but on-the-book laws have not made public announcements that they will not follow their oaths. Now, Obama and his ilk are blatantly invalidating the law rather than performing as its servant.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: harleynyc, 7/8/2014 7:53:15 PM     (No. 9915883)

What´s next, heroin school lounges ?

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