City Council Members Join Community Leaders to Deliver Mock Proclamation to Bloomberg for Making NYC the "Marijuana Arrest Capital of the World"</p>
Blacks and Latinos Comprise 86% of Arrests Even though White Youth More Likely to Use Marijuana; Most Arrests Are the Result of Illegal Searches, Cost NY Taxpayers $75 Million A Year</p>
New York, NY – Community leaders and City Council members will gather tomorrow at Mayor Bloomberg's Upper East Side house to call for an end to the Mayor's costly, biased marijuana arrest crusade. The arrests are largely the result of illegal searches, have led to staggering racial disparities, and cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars every year.
What: Bloomberg for making NYC #1 in Marijuana Arrests: Racial Bias, Illegal Searches, Fiscal Waste
When: Wednesday May 25, 2011 – 10 a.m.
Who: Community Leaders, Legal Experts, People Directly Impacted by These Arrests, and City Council Members Letitia James, Melissa Mark-Viverito and Jumaane Williams.
Where: Mayor Bloomberg's Upper East Side Apartment 17 East 79th Street, between 5th and Madison