"Mayor de Blasio will tell the NYPD to stop arresting people for public pot smoking — and launch a new group to officially prepare the city for the outright legalization of marijuana in New York. De Blasio, who has long opposed making recreational pot legal, now says he thinks legalization is inevitable and is creating an official task force to get ready for the day when that happens. While pot remains illegal, Hizzoner will direct the NYPD to give summonses to people they catch smoking in public instead of arresting them, his aides said Sunday. That policy change will be part of a 30-day review the mayor announced last week to address the massive racial disparity in marijuana arrests. And de Blasio isn't stopping there — he'll put together a task force of city officials to lay the groundwork for full legalization, figuring out issues like how cops will deal with public smokers, what kind of zoning will be needed for pot dispensaries, and what types of public health campaigns the city should run about marijuana. De Blasio isn't quite throwing his support behind legalizing pot, but says the day is coming — whether he likes it or not — and the city should be ready. "With marijuana legalization likely to occur in our state in the near future, it is critical our city plans for the public safety, health and financial consequences involved," he said. "While I still have real concerns we must work through, it isn't difficult to see where this is headed, and any responsible policymaker must prepare for that eventuality. My focus now will be helping to craft the critical regulatory framework that must come before legalization is realized."...."Cuomo, like de Blasio, has opposed legalization. But he has shifted his position, appointing a commission to study the issue and saying the availability of legal pot in surrounding states has changed the equation for New York. More and more New York pols have gotten on board with legalizing weed in recent weeks, and the city has faced a torrent of criticism over the racial disparity in NYPD arrests. Research shows white and black people smoke pot at about the same rate, but 86% of those arrested in the city are black and Latino..."
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#tbt to last week Sooooo since you mofos don’t believe something unless you see it and it’s clear many of you don’t realize how EASY it is to have your VOICE heard on the record at the NYC Board of Corrections (BOC) and City Council, I’ll show you. Here’s a clip of my 3 minute testimony this past Tuesday at the BOC meeting. It starts with me addressing the three board members that actually carry and use their title as Dr. Then I moved on to addressing #bullieswithbadges and truly changing the #culture at #rikersisland. As an #armybrat I knew it was my duty to shed light on the barbaric ongoing behavior and culture within the Department of Corrections. Some people have definitely threatened me before BUT #godsgotme 💯% I fear no man, woman nor child and I definitely don’t fear evil because I’m a #goddess and I am #blessedandhighlyfavored . What you see online is what you get. I also want to show my #brainsurgerysurvivors and others with #invisibledisabilities that you too can get back or into #publicspeaking . I’ve come to realize that when my #brain freezes/pauses it’s OK. Just relax and keep going, YOUR VOICE STILL MATTERS, always in all ways. - Ms. V #socialjusticeactivist #reikiwombpractitioner #energy #hiphop #criminaljusticesystem #endsolitaryconfinement #stockholmsyndrome #crimesofproximity #massincarceration #endbrokenwindowspolicing #cardib #policebrutality
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Facts. Facts. Facts. r.p. @equalityequation via @whitenonsenseroundup - FACT: 93% of people arrested by the NYPD for marijuana possession between January-March of 2018 were New Yorkers of color. But we know white folks use drugs at equal or greater rates than POC 🤔 Data: @NYSPublicSafety via @innocenceproject #EndBrokenWindowsPolicing #prisonstate #whiteprivilege
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#Repost @equalityequation ・・・FACT: 93% of people arrested by the NYPD for marijuana possession between January-March of 2018 were New Yorkers of color. But we know white folks use drugs at equal or greater rates than POC 🤔 Data: @NYSPublicSafety via @innocenceproject #EndBrokenWindowsPolicing #nowhitenonsense #slaveryneverended #13thAmendment #forprofitprisons
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#Repost @whitenonsenseroundup ・・・ #Repost @equalityequation ・・・FACT: 93% of people arrested by the NYPD for marijuana possession between January-March of 2018 were New Yorkers of color. But we know white folks use drugs at equal or greater rates than POC 🤔 Data: @NYSPublicSafety via @innocenceproject #EndBrokenWindowsPolicing #nowhitenonsense
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#repost @whitenonsenseroundup 93% of people arrested by NYPD for possession of marijuana between Jan - Mar 2018 were New Yorkers of color. But we know white folks use drugs at equal or higher rates than POC. #endbrokenwindowspolicing
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#Repost @whitenonsenseroundup with @get_repost ・・・ #Repost @equalityequation ・・・FACT: 93% of people arrested by the NYPD for marijuana possession between January-March of 2018 were New Yorkers of color. But we know white folks use drugs at equal or greater rates than POC 🤔 Data: @NYSPublicSafety via @innocenceproject #EndBrokenWindowsPolicing #nowhitenonsense
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#Repost @equalityequation ・・・FACT: 93% of people arrested by the NYPD for marijuana possession between January-March of 2018 were New Yorkers of color. But we know white folks use drugs at equal or greater rates than POC 🤔 Data: @NYSPublicSafety via @innocenceproject #EndBrokenWindowsPolicing #nowhitenonsense
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#Repost @equalityequation ・・・ FACT: 93% of people arrested by the NYPD for marijuana possession between January-March of 2018 were New Yorkers of color. But we know white folks use drugs at equal or greater rates than POC 🤔 Data: @NYSPublicSafety via @innocenceproject #EndBrokenWindowsPolicing
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FACT: 93% of people arrested by the NYPD for marijuana possession between January-March of 2018 were New Yorkers of color. But we know white folks use weed at equal or greater rates than POC 🤔 Data: @NYSPublicSafety via @innocenceproject #EndBrokenWindowsPolicing
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Sooooo since you mofos don’t believe something unless you see it and it’s clear many of you don’t realize how EASY it is to have your VOICE heard on the record at the NYC Board of Corrections (BOC) and City Council, I’ll show you. Here’s a clip of my 3 minute testimony this past Tuesday at the BOC meeting. It starts with me addressing the three board members that actually carry and use their title as Dr. Then I moved on to addressing #bullieswithbadges and truly changing the #culture at #rikersisland. As an #armybrat I knew it was my duty to shed light on the barbaric ongoing behavior and culture within the Department of Corrections. Some people have definitely threatened me before BUT #godsgotme 💯% I fear no man, woman nor child and I definitely don’t fear evil because I’m a #goddess and I am #blessedandhighlyfavored . What you see online is what you get. I also want to show my #brainsurgerysurvivors and others with #invisibledisabilities that you too can get back or into #publicspeaking . I’ve come to realize that when my #brain freezes/pauses it’s OK. Just relax and keep going, YOUR VOICE STILL MATTERS, always in all ways. - Ms. V #socialjusticeactivist #reikiwombpractitioner #energy #hiphop #criminaljusticesystem #endsolitaryconfinement #stockholmsyndrome #crimesofproximity #massincarceration #endbrokenwindowspolicing #cardib #metgala
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