Racial disparities in citations for marijuana offenses in Miami

City officials in 2015 created a new “citation” system for use in misdemeanor pot cases to keep more people out of prisons and jails. New data confirms that those citations are largely going to white residents while black residents are more often charged with criminal offenses that can result in prison sentences. It’s “a lot more complicated” than that, says a police spokesman.

News Article

https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/pot-citations-are-given-to-whites-while-blacks-are-jailed-new-police-data-shows-10701707

ACLU webpage

https://www.aclufl.org/sites/default/files/6440miamidadedisparities20180715spreads.pdf

Report

https://www.aclufl.org/sites/default/files/6440miamidadedisparities20180715spreads.pdf

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