Today, WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang concluded a 2-part report on The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC’s ……. investigation into whether the high rate of marijuana arrests could be connected to the city’s stop-and-frisk policy and to illegal searches by the police.
Harlemites can listen to both parts of the report – and view an interactive map with Harlem precincts with the highest arrest rates for lowest-level marijuana possession misdemeanor – at WNYC.org:
Part One here (includes map)
Part Two here.
On Monday, May 2 at 7pm, WNYC will continue its featured coverage on the issue with “Stop and Frisk” in The Greene Space. Reporter Ailsa Chang will speak at the event, in addition to the panel:
· Garry McCarthy –Police Director of the Newark Police Department
· Paul Butler – Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Carville Dickinson Benson Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School
· Bob Hennelly – WNYC Senior Reporter covering Community and Public Safety issues
· David Kennedy – Director, Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Co-chair of the National network for Safe Communities
· Heather Macdonald – John M. Olin Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor of City Journal
· Robin Steinberg – Founder and Executive Director of the Bronx Defenders
A video webcast of the conversation will stream here live.