WNYC: Racial Disparities Persist in Who’s Arrested for Pot Possession
“We know that these [marijuana] arrests are really harmful and destructive to our clients, their families and their communities,” said Scott Levy, Special Counsel to BxD’s Criminal Defense Practice, noting that most of his clients are black and Latino males. “A single arrest for this can disrupt a job, a living situation, child care arrangements. [It] can have very serious immigration consequences.”
Scott speaks to WNYC on the reality of marijuana arrests, which predominantly target, and harm, communities of color.
Read and listen to the story here.