Brooklyn community members rally in Lower Manhattan against NYPD policies on marijuana arrests

The group says Bratton needs to change the

The group says Bratton needs to change the department's policies when it comes to marijuana arrests. (May 27, 2014 5:23 PM)

Community members rallied Tuesday against the NYPD’s policies on marijuana arrests.

The group, led by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, says Police Commissioner Bill Bratton needs to stop prosecuting low-level marijuana possession cases. They say taking this historic step will reduce racial disparities and the number of residents unfairly saddled with lifelong arrest records for carrying small amounts...

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