Law Forum : Brooklyn D.A.’s weed decriminalization plan

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

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    in his inaugural address, Ken Thompson, the first African-American district attorney elected in Brooklyn, and the second in the state, has vowed to end the prosecution of low-level marijuana arrests. During his run for D.A., Thompson pledged not to prosecute people arrested for under 15 grams of pot, issuing a $100 fine instead.


    http://thegrio.com/2014/02/12/brooklyn-d-a-s-weed-decriminalization-plan-is-a-game-changer/

    Brooklyn D.A.’s weed decriminalization plan is a game changer

    OPINION - The borough of Brooklyn, New York has a new chief prosecutor, and if he has his way, there will be no more charges for possession of small amounts of marijuana. And the move could have a profound impact on young black men...
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    instead of putting you in cuffs you just pay a $100 ransom. But it will all fall back into place when people don't pay and an arrest warrant is issued.
     
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    so you don't think this is an improvement?
     
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    I don't know I see some woudn't mind eating a couple cheese or peanut butter sandwiches for a day or two over coughing up a hundred beans errytime you hemmed up.

    Also none of this has been confirmed yet.
     
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