End the Numbers Game

        

    Goal: 10,000 
 
  14,548
 

14,548 people support this campaign. Help us get to 10,000!  

 

Millions of people have been needlessly harmed by a wasteful numbers game that unfairly targets communities of color—despite the fact that blacks and whites use marijuana at comparable rates, blacks are almost four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession.

 

This wasteful, racially biased numbers game is fueled by billions of tax dollars that the federal government doles out to law enforcement. When police are seeking out or receiving a piece of the drug war pie, they report on arrest numbers, including marijuana arrests. This creates a powerful incentive for police to aggressively go after people with small amounts of marijuana – it's an easy way to get a lot of arrests. But quantity does not mean quality. These needless and racially biased arrests take focus away from keeping our communities safe: in 2010, police arrested more people for marijuana possession than for all violent crimes combined.

 

Cutting off this strong financial incentive would have a huge impact on peoples’ lives, save our tax dollars, and mark a major shift away from the 40-year-old failed War on Drugs.

 

Tell Attorney General Eric Holder: Don’t reward police for making racially biased, wasteful marijuana arrests. Stop including marijuana possession arrests as a performance metric for state and local police participating in federal funding programs, and restrict the use of federal funds to make such marijuana arrests.

 

 

https://www.aclu.org/secure/en...ers-game?sid=1257529

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I'm just trying to make a way out of no way, for my people" -Modejeska Monteith Simpkins

 

AFRICAN AMERICA IS AT WAR

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICA

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICANS

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

AMERICA'S RACISTS HAVE INFILTRATED AMERICAN POLICE FORCES TO WAGE A RACE WAR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

THE BLACK RACE IS AT WAR

FIRST WORLD WAR:  THE APPROXIMATELY 6,000 YEAR WORLD WAR ON AFRICA AND THE BLACK RACE

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