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US PA: Past Approach To Crack Addicts Harsher Than Today's Heroin

Racism (MAP) - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 08:00
The Reporter, 12 Dec 2016 - Officials, former inmate contrast the emphasis on treatment vs. incarceration When Leola Bivins was first sent away for dealing drugs, she was a 22-year-old high school dropout with a 2-year-old daughter at home.
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US: Editorial: Race And Marijuana Arrests

Racism (MAP) - Fri, 11/25/2016 - 08:00
New York Times, 25 Nov 2016 - Mayor Bill de Blasio, who took office in 2014, has made some progress in cutting back on the unfair and sometimes illegal police practices under which thousands of New Yorkers are arrested every year for possessing trivial amounts of marijuana. But despite research showing that whites and minority citizens use marijuana at similar rates, black and Latino New Yorkers are still far and away more likely to be singled out for low-level arrests that have little public safety value, but seriously damage their lives.
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