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NYC Pot Arrests Remain the Same Under de Blasio

By Victoria Kim

So much for Mayor Bill de Blasio's promise to fix New York's "unjust and wrong" marijuana enforcement. MORE  

MSNBC's Chris Hayes Talks Avoiding Weed Arrest At 2000 RNC

By McCarton Ackerman

Hayes' admission underscores recent reports by the ACLU and even the NYPD that African-Americans are far more likely to be arrested for pot possession than whites. MORE  

Substance Users Now Plead the Fifth at Their Peril

By Matt Harvey

A recent ruling by the Supreme Court threatens to limit a suspect's right to remain silent. For drug users, drunk drivers, drug runners—and everyone else—this is very bad news.  MORE  

Rare White People Stopped by NYPD More Likely to Carry Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

New stats underline the racial bias of the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy. MORE  

Morning Roundup March 25, 2013

By The Fix staff

Silk Road doubles sales to $1 million a month, Wall Street mulls marijuana opportunities, and Sen. Rand Paul speaks out against drug criminalization. MORE  

Judge Cracks Down on NY's "Stop-and-Frisk"

By Liam Delaney

Today's ruling finds that a key element of the controversial practice is unconstitutional. MORE  

Video: Search of Star Trek Fans Sparks Complaints

By Bryan Le

Cops are accused of manufacturing probable cause to search a car containing two trekkies. MORE  

NY Senate Drops the Ball on “Stop and Frisk” Law

By Dirk Hanson

Is that pot “in public view?” It will be, as soon as police wrestle it out of your pocket. MORE  

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