Report: Racial disparities in NY marijuana arrests (6/12/13)

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Black New Yorkers are nearly 10 times as likely as white New Yorkers to be arrested for marijuana possession within the five boroughs, and some degree of racial disparity extends to the farthest corners of the state, according to a report from the New York Civil Liberties Union.

The report, which analyzed federal crime reporting data from 2010, revealed that black people are 4.5 times more likely than white people to be arrested for marijuana possession statewide and at least twice as likely to be arrested in 52 out of 62 counties.

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