Brooklyn DA’s Pledge to Reduce Marijuana Prosecutions Makes Little Difference


John Pfaff was quoted in a WNYC article about whether arrests due to marijuana possession really has an impact on overall public safety.

John Pfaff, a professor at Fordham Law School, noted that prosecutors depend on the police.

“I think police do believe these low-level arrests are making things safer, and so it could be that Gonzalez agrees on that, and doesn’t want to take away what they are telling him is a tool for public safety,” he suggested.

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