Excellent new flash video at Drug Policy Alliance

I’ve talked about the case of 17-year-old Mitchell Lawrence who got a 2 year prison sentence for selling a teaspoon of pot to an undercover officer in a “school zone.”
Drug Policy Alliance is unveiling a new flash presentation about the case today. It’s a good one, with some startling statistics, including:

  • 98% of people arrested in “Drug-Free School Zones” weren’t selling drugs to children.
  • 95% of all sales aren’t near any schools, and most of those arrested didn’t even know they were in a so-called school zone
  • 97% of all people arrested in “Drug-Free Zones” aren’t white.

It’s good to see this case generating some heat against out-of-control prosecutors.

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