The New York Times: Boehner Benefits From Weed. Blacks Are in Prison for Using It.
“The reality is that when a problem has a white face, the government and law enforcement agencies are more likely to react sensibly to that problem. As white people make money from marijuana, black people languish in jail for smoking it.”
The Bronx has one of the country’s highest rates of marijuana arrests. Every day, we see how the racial disparities in marijuana arrests are destructive for our clients, their families and their communities — leading to deportation, homelessness, lost wages, fines, or even the removal of their children. Johanna B. Steinberg, Director of our Impact Litigation Practice writes about the terrible costs of this hypocrisy in our criminal justice system.
Read the piece here.