Despite Promises, Brooklyn DA Continues To Prosecute Most Low-Level Marijuana Offenses

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It’s been three years since the late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson promised to effectively decriminalize low-level marijuana offenses, but the Brooklyn DA’s office continues to prosecute the vast majority of individuals caught with a small amount of pot, according to a new analysis from WNYC.

Using data from the state’s Division of Criminal Justice Services, the station found that roughly 82 percent of marijuana possession arrests were prosecuted in 2016, compared to 90

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