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June 2013
Billions of Dollars WasteD on racially BiaseD arrests
tHe War onMariJUanain BlacKanD WHite
 
The War on Marijuana in Blac and White
June 2013
American Civil Liberties Union125 Broad StreetNew York, NY 10004www.aclu.org
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
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4ACkWEEMETS
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6I. ITRUCTI
 
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7II. FIIS
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14Finding #1: Marijuana Possession Arrests Increased Between 2001-2010
 
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14Finding #2: Racial isparities in Marijuana Possession Arrests ExistThroughout the Country
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17Finding #3: Racial isparities in Marijuana Possession Arrests IncreasedBetween 2001–2010
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20Finding #4: Blacs and Whites Use Marijuana at Similar Rates
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21Finding #5: States Are Wasting Money on Marijuana Possession Arrests
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22PRFIE: EMARCUS SAERS
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24PRFIE: AFRE CARRASqUI
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27III. METY
 
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29A. ata
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i. Sources
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ii. The Latino Data Problem
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iii. Counting and Classifying Marijuana Possession Arrests
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33B. Coverage Ratios
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34IV. MARIUAA ARRESTS AVE RISE SIIFICATY BETWEE 2001 A 2010,A TE RACIA ISPARITIES F TSE ARRESTS AVE ICREASE
 
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36A. The Rise in Marijuana Arrests Between 2001 and 2010
 
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i. National Data
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