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‘Whose War on Drugs’ #BHeard Town Hall Planned

‘Whose War on Drugs’ #BHeard Town Hall Planned

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, Health, History, New York, Politics May 22, 2018 at 2:50 pm

“Whose War on Drugs?” – a #BHeard Town Hall – will be held May 23 in Brooklyn.

Kirssy Arroyo. New Yorkers talk about the potential effects of the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Activists Fear Legal Weed in NJ Might Increase Criminalization in NY

Government, Metro Area May 9, 2018 at 4:50 pm

As New Jersey takes steps to legalize marijuana, Hispanic residents and leaders in New York City worry that this would lead to increased traffic and the prosecution of people of color across the Hudson, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Maria Tapia, from Mexico. Hispanics express their opinion about the possible approval of recreational marijuana. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanic New Yorkers Divided Over Recreational Marijuana

Crime, Latino, New York January 23, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Hispanic residents and activists are divided over the possible legalization of recreational marijuana in New York, unsure whether it will reduce or increase crime, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Columnist Nathan Riley of Gay City News says new policy commissioner Wiliam Bratton should counter police racism (Photo by James Nova, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Four Pieces of Advice for William Bratton

Crime, LGBTQ, New York December 12, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Repudiating racially motivated policies, reducing marijuana stops, eliminating humiliating stops of transgender individuals and working toward an overall reduction in incarceration rates should be the four key steps taken by the new police commissioner.

Korean-American Parents Worry About Teen Drug Abuse

Crime, Health, In the News June 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Korean-American adolescents are taking to drugs at a rate that has some parents and counselors concerned, according to an article from Korea Times, which cites anecdotal evidence of an increase in teen drug abuse in the community.

Monitoring marijuana arrests

African American, In the News, Opinion September 28, 2011 at 5:29 pm

EDLP says state and federal governments must intervene and investigate NYPD’s aggressive stop and frisk practices that disproportionately affect Latino and African American men. It says the city must ensure that our police practices improve, and people’s rights are respected.