‘Breakdown of society?’ NYPD kills marijuana sting policy

TMR_nypd-no mj sting-11.711/7/14–The New York Police Department ordered its narcotics unit to stop its marijuana “buy-and-bust” policing tool. Residents complained the practice unfairly targets blacks and Latinos, there which make up 86 percent of the low-level pot busts so far this year. The head of each police borough’s narcotics unit was summoned to NYPD headquarters last week where Chief of Narcotics Brian McCarthy told the commanders to shift their attention to more potent drugs. Read