“It’s nothing other than racism,” attorney Paul Zukerberg tells WJLA’s Sam Ford.
Zukerberg ran for D.C. Council on decriminalizing marijuana.
“D.C. is worse than Alabama, worse than Mississippi.”
He didn’t win, but D.C.’s ACLU has joined the cause with a report out this week that shows marijuana arrests are up more than 60 percent since 2001, and in a city where roughly half the population’s black, 91-percent of those arrested for marijuana are black.
“The only way to end this extreme racial disparity and these extreme numbers of arrests is to decriminalize marijuana.”