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Endemic Injustice

LARGEST Cannabis Now Magazine Infographic by Ray Noland ENDEMIC INJUSTICE RACIAL DISPARITIES BY STATE |7.81 MN ) WI Times more likely of arrest BLACK 1335 WHITE 107 Contrary to popular belief, a recent ACLU report found that severe racial disparities in the enforcement of cannabis crimes could be found in every part of the country: north and south, urban and rural, rich and poor. In almost every county of the United States, injustice prevails. Here's a sampling of the report's findings: OH LARGEST IL RACIAL DISPARITIES BY COUNTY 5.98 8.34 Times more likaly of arrest BLACK 1285 I WHITE 215 Times more likely of arrest BLACK 1454 WHITE 174 82* Philadelphia Arrest rates per 100,000 |7.65 Although large gaps in enforcement could be found in almost every county of the US, the biggest standouts are densely populated urban areas on the east coast. Times more likaly of arrest BLACK 1526 WHITE 202 91% 92% Baltimore Shelby (Memphis) District of Columbia. 83% 87% Despite a reputation for friendliness and a small minority population, the Midwest is home to most of the worst states for equal enforcement of cannabis laws. Black % of Marijuana Possession Arrest (2010) Source: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). FBI/Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data: Arrests by Age, Sex, and Race and U.S. Cansus Data Fulton Atlantal

Endemic Injustice

shared by statz on Jul 25
An info-graphic on racial disparities in the U.S. by county and by state based on a new ACLU report regarding race and drug policy.




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