crimes and misdemeanors

The Next Hot New Brooklyn Trend: Decriminalizing Weed?

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Ken Thompson, the favorite to become the new Brooklyn district attorney after a quarter-century of Charles Hynes, wants to stop prosecuting low-level marijuana arrests (under fifteen grams) if elected, while Governor Cuomo’s plan to do the same statewide languishes in the state senate. “These arrests are clogging the criminal-justice system,” says Thompson. The borough currently leads the country in marijuana arrests, which is so not cool.

Brooklyn D.A. Candidate Wants to Go Easy on Weed