Misdemeanor arrests

In this opinion piece, Columbia law professor Bernard E. Harcourt argues that the racial disparity in misdemeanor arrest rates is even bigger than it was in 1993, when Giuliani was elected.
Petty marijuana arrests were also higher in July and August of this year than they were during the Bloomberg administration, despite Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson's decision to stop prosecuting them.
Seven months after de Blasio took office, his police force is arresting more New Yorkers for low-level offenses than his predecessor's.
"In the first five months, nothing's changed."
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