NY: Illegal searches lead to surge in marijuana busts

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April 26, 2011
The Raw Story    
Posted in News, PND News

"New York City police have been unfairly targeting minorities with illegal searches, causing a surge in the state's mairjuana prosecutions, a recent public investigation found. Carried out by public radio station WNYC, the investigation concluded that many of the searches were conducted in violation of people's constitutional rights. The public radio station talked to current and former cops, defense lawyers and more than a dozen men arrested on marijuana charges who all say the New York City Police officers are abusing pat downs." (04/26/11)


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