• You are here
  • Forum Header
  • Topics not covered in other forums.
Shakeit
Senior Boarder
Posts:396

5 STORIES of pot seized in NEW YORK

#118189 2 years, 5 months ago
latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2012/...-bronx-building.html

equipped with "irrigation and lighting system with fans and sprinklers to ensure healthy crops."
Shakeit
Senior Boarder
Posts:396

Re: 5 STORIES of pot seized in NEW YORK

#118192 2 years, 5 months ago
Its really a shame when you think about the fact that this was essentially a successful small business. And that pot itself is harmless.
Denver Man
Platinum Boarder
Posts:7401
On the day I was born daddy sat down and cried

Re: 5 STORIES of pot seized in NEW YORK

#118221 2 years, 5 months ago
Fucking obsurd! That's your tax dollars at work people. There's GOT to be more pressing issues for NYC than a pot "jungle". Our society still has a long ways to go.... ridiculous!!
I went walkin' out last summer
Tryin' to find a breath of air
I went walkin' on the mountain
A friend had told me I'd find you there
Little Bear
Gold Boarder
Posts:1079
...they probably take care of themselves

Re: 5 STORIES of pot seized in NEW YORK

#118229 2 years, 5 months ago
Now Now, Let us not be so quick to condem the Fine NYPD... The Proprietor of this 'Small Business' was without doubt using the Proceeds to pay for his lightingfast state of the art cable internet Connection, Which he -needless to mention- was suspected of using to Download pirated Movies!

Pure speculation I remind you. We can all sleep easy tonight, the boys Got another one!
~God bless the Hampton Inn~ ~And You~
splatter_face
Platinum Boarder
Posts:2180

Re: 5 STORIES of pot seized in NEW YORK

#118371 2 years, 5 months ago
Why cant we save billions, create new jobs, and stop arresting over 850,000 nonviolent americans a year by legalizing marijuana?
.....nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
scar1et_f1re
Platinum Boarder
Posts:4900
R U Kind?

Re: 5 STORIES of pot seized in NEW YORK

#118475 2 years, 5 months ago
I can understand stopping a 5 story "greenhouse". I don't like it but I understand. However, this is wrong:

From NORML - New York City: Still The Marijuana Arrest Capital Of The World
blog.norml.org/2012/02/02/new-york-city-...Capital+Of+The+World


MJarrests.jpg



Low level marijuana arrests in New York City rose for the seventh straight year in 2011 to 50,680. The arrest total is the highest total on record since former pot smoker Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office and it is the second highest total of pot arrests ever recorded in the history of the city (just 587 arrests behind the record holding year 2000, when Mayor Rudolph Giuliani oversaw some 51,267 people arrested for marijuana violations).

Shockingly, the near-record high arrest total comes just months after New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly called on officers to cease making marijuana misdemeanor arrests. Apparently, NYPD officers aren’t very good at listening to their commanding officer.

Of course, what is most troubling about these arrest figures is that under state law they largely shouldn’t be occurring at all. Since 1977, New York State law has categorized the possession of 25 grams of marijuana or less as a violation, not a misdemeanor crime. So then how are NYPD making so many misdemeanor pot arrests? By violating the spirit of the law, if not the law itself.

Rather than ticketing low level marijuana offenders, City police for over a decade have been taking advantage of a separate statute, NY State Penal Law 221.10, which makes it a criminal misdemeanor to possess pot if it is ‘open to public view.’ According to an investigation last year by New York City public radio station WNYC, it was determined that City cops routinely conduct warrantless ‘stop-and-frisk’ searches of civilians, find marijuana hidden on their persons, and then falsely charge them with possessing pot ‘open to public view.’

And what has been the result of these illegal ‘stop and frisks?’ A press advisory issued yesterday by the Drug Policy Alliance lists the grim details.

– The NYPD has made more than 100,000 marijuana possession arrests for the last two years; nearly 150,000 marijuana possession arrests in the last three years; and more than 227,000 marijuana possession arrests in the last five years.

– New York City spent at least $150 million in the last two years and has spent at least $340 million in the last five years making marijuana possession arrests.

– In the last decade since Michael Bloomberg became mayor, the NYPD has made 400,038 lowest level marijuana possession arrests at a cost to taxpayers of $600 million dollars.

– Nearly 350,000 of the marijuana possession arrests made under Bloomberg are of overwhelmingly young Black and Latino men, despite the fact that young whites use marijuana at higher rates than young Blacks and Latinos.

– In the last five years, the NYPD under Bloomberg has made more marijuana arrests (2007 to 2011 = 227,093) than in the 24 years from 1978 through 2001 under Mayor Giuliani, Mayor Dinkins, and Mayor Koch combined (1978 to 2001 = 226,861).

Commissioner Kelly’s 2011 memorandum explicitly directed officers to stop charging defendants with criminal misdemeanors in instances where the contraband ‘was disclosed to public view at an officer’s direction.’ Nevertheless, the record number of low level pot arrests appears to be continuing unabated. Most likely, it will take an act of law to stop this practice.

Fortunately, bipartisan legislation is pending in both the New York State Assembly and Senate to stop this disgusting, ongoing practice. Assembly Bill 7620 and Senate Bill 5187 reduce marijuana penalties involving cases where where marijuana was either consumed or allegedly possessed in public from a criminal misdemeanor to a non-criminal violation. Passage of SB 5187 and AB 7620 will save taxpayer dollars, protect New York City’s citizens against illegal searches, and reduce unwarranted racial disparities in arrests by clarifying the law and standardizing penalties for marijuana possession offenses.

If you reside in New York and want to end the City’s dubious distinction of being the ‘marijuana arrest capital of the world,’ then please contact your state elected officials today and urge them to support SB 5187 and AB 7620. You can do so via NORML’s ‘Take Action Center’ here.
FFF! Family is Forever!!!

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
illuminaughty
Platinum Boarder
Posts:1540

Re: 5 STORIES of pot seized in NEW YORK

#118544 2 years, 5 months ago
the outlaws best friend(and worst enemy) is jonny law. see,, this here fucks up the NY market, so when you get to the beacon shows if your lookin, your goin pay, and if your holdin, your golden, that shit is already 20(hell ive heard 40) a gram up there.
leave it to the pros boys, outdoor organic cooptes for medicinal patients(everyone) to stablize the price and reduce gov. waste on law enforcement, and incarciration. but that would stop a BILLION dollar industry on both sides of the law, the pigs and the pot growers want it to stay illegal to keep the prices high, and for job security. fuckin bullshit. when greed fucks up your morals your no better than whatever you thought you were rebeling against, just another pawn in the pocket of so many other pawms.
i think im stoned.
scar1et_f1re
Platinum Boarder
Posts:4900
R U Kind?

Re: 5 STORIES of pot seized in NEW YORK

#118555 2 years, 5 months ago
illuminaughty wrote:
the outlaws best friend(and worst enemy) is jonny law. see,, this here fucks up the NY market, so when you get to the beacon shows if your lookin, your goin pay, and if your holdin, your golden, that shit is already 20(hell ive heard 40) a gram up there.
leave it to the pros boys, outdoor organic cooptes for medicinal patients(everyone) to stablize the price and reduce gov. waste on law enforcement, and incarciration. but that would stop a BILLION dollar industry on both sides of the law, the pigs and the pot growers want it to stay illegal to keep the prices high, and for job security. fuckin bullshit. when greed fucks up your morals your no better than whatever you thought you were rebeling against, just another pawn in the pocket of so many other pawms.
i think im stoned.


I'm wondering if my "source" is affected. And yes, if I need to pick up something good quick and ez in NYC it does run me $100 for essentially an eighth (they call it 3.6g's - big deal). Quality is very good but a touch below the really good cali buds. And no black hash
FFF! Family is Forever!!!

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
Denver Man
Platinum Boarder
Posts:7401
On the day I was born daddy sat down and cried

Re: 5 STORIES of pot seized in NEW YORK

#118561 2 years, 5 months ago
Ok yes I agree a 5 story pot plantation is out of hand. I just don't like how it goes down and it comes across as such a victory for mankind to get that evil pot off the streets. I thought NY was laid back?
I went walkin' out last summer
Tryin' to find a breath of air
I went walkin' on the mountain
A friend had told me I'd find you there
Little Bear
Gold Boarder
Posts:1079
...they probably take care of themselves

Re: 5 STORIES of pot seized in NEW YORK

#118644 2 years, 5 months ago
New york in my experience has never been "Laid Back" I have been arrested for pot there, Ended up pleading to a disorderly conduct change for the pocket knife I had in my pocket (Which I bought in a Lowes Hardware store in VA) Spent a Night in jail and Received a $120 fine.

I would rename the City "ShakeDown" if it where up to me
~God bless the Hampton Inn~ ~And You~
Time to create page: 0.54 seconds