Brooklyn Independent Media: Pot Arrest Policy

“The much larger issue is racial disparity in arrests: Citywide 86% of the people being arrested [for marijuana possession] are black and latino.” – Scott Levy, The Bronx Defenders


The Bronx Defenders Fundamental Fairness Project Director Scott Levy, together with Gabriel Sayegh of the Drug Policy Alliance and Shapriece Townsend of Vocal NY discuss on BK Live, Brooklyn Independent Media’s flagship live daily program, the merits and shortfalls of the new marijuana arrest policy put forth by the NYPD and Mayor de Blasio to curb the number of low-level arrests associated with possession of marijuana.

Watch the discussion here:

BK Live 11/18/14: Pot Arrest Policy from Brooklyn Independent Media on Vimeo.