Residents rally outside Borough Hall to show support for marijuana law reform
BROOKLYN - Supporters of drug reform rallied outside Borough Hall in Brooklyn today.
The supporters say they are in favor of the Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson's call to stop prosecuting those busted with small amounts of marijuana. One supporter says part of the problem is that there is no action on the matter coming from Albany or City Hall.
The DA's office released a statement yesterday saying, "The District Attorney is moving forward on a whole range of smart-on-crime strategies to keep the people of Brooklyn safe while working closely with our partners in law enforcement."
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However, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the department will continue to make marijuana arrests. He says he's a firm believer that marijuana should not be decriminalized.