01/08/2008

Report: Disproportionate number of blacks arrested on pot charges in Seattle

By Angela Galloway
The Seattle Post Intelligencer

SEATTLE — Seattle has seen a larger drop in marijuana-related criminal cases against white defendants than against black people since voters in 2003 designated such crimes the city's lowest law enforcement priority, according to a new city report.

In fact, although whites vastly outnumber black men and women in S...
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