Thanks to that brilliant man over at TheAgitator.com for bring this gem to our attention. Talk about some snarky writing...This man is my hero:
“You Bet I Did, and I Enjoyed It, and I’ll Slap Cuffs on Anyone Who Enjoyed It as Much as I Did.”
Wednesday, April 30th, 2008
New York City, home to admitted pot smoker (and pot enjoyer) Mayor Michael Bloomberg leads the world in marijuana arrests. Over 370,000 in the last decade for the lowest possible level marijuana offense. More than half were black, despite the fact that just 25 percent of the city is black, and that according to survey data, a higher percentage of white people actually use the drug.
The New York City ACLU says the discrepancy comes from the fact that minorities are much more likely than whites to be stopped and frisked. The end result is a much higher percentage of blacks than whites with a pot-related arrest record–and all that comes with that (including the loss of ever getting federal loans to go to college)–even though white people are more likely to actually use the drug.
So, not only is NYC, a violent crime-ridden city by any measure, wasting a ridiculous amount of time and resource popping small time pot smokers, they're being really fucking disproportionate about the application. Not only do they target blacks even though the demographics don't support it (big surprise), they target men far more than they do women even though demographics don't support it(also not surprising). 90% of those arrested were men, even though studies show that the rate of usage between men and women is pretty much the same.
So, although I could pee clean with confidence this very moment, I won't let that stop me from labeling Bloomberg as a superdouche.
Does anyone BUT the NYC police chief really think that pursuing personal pot possession decreases crime???