Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Marijuana arrests in Wisconsin hit black residents hardest

From The Journal Times.com:

MADISON — During Wisconsin's 2018 midterm election, which saw a record-breaking turnout, it was not the close gubernatorial race that motivated Milwaukee resident Marlon Rockett to cast an early ballot. It was the county's non-binding referendum on whether recreational use of marijuana should be legalized.
Racial equity is a top reason why Rockett favors legalization, which 70% of Milwaukee County voters also supported. Rockett, who co-hosts a podcast on issues affecting the black community, said laws against marijuana are a "tool that's used to help hold everyday Americans back." And the enforcement of these laws, Rockett said, is largely concentrated on African Americans.

Read more:  https://journaltimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/marijuana-arrests-in-wisconsin-hit-black-residents-hardest/article_dbe4ffbc-88c3-5196-a4ee-801287bbf00a.html#comments

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