Blacks Arrested for Marijuana at 4 Ti...

Blacks Arrested for Marijuana at 4 Times the Rate of Whites

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Oliver Canterberry

Delaware, OH

#1 Jun 4, 2013
Blacks are 3.7 times as likely as whites to be arrested for marijuana possession. That's according to a staggering new study from the ACLU.

Marijuana is used at similar rates by blacks and whites in America.
"In 2010, 14% of Blacks and 12% of whites reported using marijuana in the past year," the report states. Meanwhile in the same year, "59% of Blacks and 54% of whites reported having never used marijuana." Among 18-25 years olds, rates are higher among whites.

Tampa, FL

#2 Jun 4, 2013
What a waste of tax dollars, abusing any citizen for smoking pot.

Black or white.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#3 Jun 4, 2013
Part of it is where you're smoking it. If you're toking in an area with more police presence, you're more likely to be caught. I agree with James though, what a waste of manpower.
yeah man

Columbus, OH

#4 Jun 5, 2013
The Government needs to legalize marijuana so they can make some money...bunch of broke asses,wasteing our tax dollars on stupid shit.

Since: Dec 11

Dayton, OH

#5 Jun 5, 2013
Yup, it's not that they smoke more. Suuuure. Yes, looks like the reason is..........well, they are 4x stupider than whites. Be smokin on the corner in front of the squad car and probably get wet more often cause they are too deft to come in out of the rain.
no one

Hilliard, OH

#6 Jun 9, 2013
I love black people. They're delicious.

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