NYC plans to stop many marijuana arraignments

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by Reader, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Reader

    Reader New Member

    Messages:
    7,020
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    http://www.centurylink.net/news/read.php?rip_id=<DA4EM02G2@news.ap.org>&ps=1011

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City plans to stop booking and arraigning many people arrested on low-level marijuana-possession charges............

    People who get picked up on charges of having a small amount of marijuana will be released with desk appearance tickets if they have ID and no open warrants............little more at link.....


    Mayor Bloomberg said change will begin next month....
     
  2. Loading...


  3. wishuwerehere

    wishuwerehere New Member

    Messages:
    825
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I hope more cities and states decriminalize marijuana altogether. This will allow them to make room in the prisons for violent offenders.
     
  4. little726

    little726 New Member

    Messages:
    1,669
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It's about time!
     
  5. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

    Messages:
    30,162
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I remember when Oregon became the first state to decriminalize cannabis in 1973. Now we're rolling, no pun intended!, I thought then. It's forty years later and only thirteen other states have followed suit.
     
  6. txsvicki

    txsvicki Active Member

    Messages:
    14,189
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    36
  7. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

    Messages:
    58,147
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Yes, it's been like this in Oregon for years and although I'm not in favor of legalizing marijuana per se, charging small amounts as a misdemeanor is completely logical. :alien:
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice