ZUKERBERG TELLS WJLA NEWS: “D.C. WORSE THAN MISSISSIPPI” ON MARIJUANA ARRESTS

“It’s nothing other than racism,” says attorney Paul Zukerberg.

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Zukerberg ran for D.C. Council on decriminalizing marijuana.

“D.C. is worse than Alabama, worse than Mississippi.”

He didn’t win, but D.C.’s ACLU has joined the cause with a report out this week that shows marijuana arrests are up more than 60 percent since 2001, and in a city where roughly half the population’s black, 91-percent of those arrested for marijuana are black.

“The only way to end this extreme racial disparity and these extreme numbers of arrests is to decriminalize marijuana.”

Read more: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/06/d-c-marijuana-decriminalization-opinions-mixed-90116.html#ixzz2WQ93iDPe
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