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.