Why are blacks busted more often for pot?
December 9, 2011 at 8:00AM
Last week, in a discussion of Mick Dumke's and Ben Joravsky's "politics of pot" story, a commenter posed an important question:
Do we have any percentages for the circumstances under which people were arrested for possession? I know the apologists claim that the high percentages of blacks in the system are due to street dealing or open consumption/display, but it would be informative to see how many people were arrested in their homes, driving, walking down the street, etc., when it didn't directly involve a sale....