Manhattan DA's office drops more than 3,000 open marijuana cases

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A reprieve for hundreds of New Yorkers arrested on pop charges three thousand forty two misdemeanor marijuana cases. Some dating back to one thousand nine hundred seventy eight we're thrown out Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus. Vance says prosecuting the case would not have improved public safety for people who are only charged with only possession of marijuana as a misdemeanor violations not charged with possession of marijuana and possession. It is only for possession of marijuana has a misdemeanor or. Violation where warrants were issued because for whatever reason they failed showed for band says his aim is to correct decades of racial disparity. More people of color were affected than whites. And he says the open cases could hurt a person's job prospects housing, applications and immigration

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