Time: June 6, 2012 from 10pm to 11:45pm
Location: Black Talk Radio News
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Phone: 1-218-862-7200 ext 629990
Event Type: talk radio, politics, news
Organized By: Black Talk Media Project & LEAP
Latest Activity: Jun 7, 2012
James Gray joins us again on the broadcast and he is running as VP on the Libertarian Party Presidential ticket which will be on the ballot in all 50 states.
James is a former California Superior Court Judge and author of the book, "Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed And What We Can Do About It.”
We will ask James what he thinks about NY Governor Andrew Cuomo proposal to decriminalize possession of 25 grams or less of marijuana that is in public view and the Detroit ballot iniative that will go before voters in August to decriminalize marijuana.
According to Bloomberg.com Cuomo said,
About 94 percent of the more than 50,000 arrests last year in the state for 25 or fewer grams of marijuana were in New York City, and 82 percent of those arrested were black or Hispanic, the governor said. “This is about creating fairness and consistency in our laws,” Cuomo said. “The problem is the law, and the solution is to change the law.”
In Detroit, the Michigan Supreme Court refused to block a ballot initative to decriminalize possesion of up to one once of marijuana.
Huffington Post reports,
The proposition, which is being advocated by a group called the Coalition for a Safer Detroit, would amend city law to permit "the use or possession of less than 1 ounce of marihuana, on private property, by a person who has attained the age of 21 years."
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON LEAP:
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) is a non-profit organization - www.CopsSayLegalizeDrugs.com - formed by cops, judges and others in the criminal justice system who believe the War on Drugs has been an expensive failure that has only made our nation's tragic drug problem worse.