New York City is one of the hardest-hit places in the US with more than 160,000 confirmed cases as of Monday. Many thought searching for non-violent crimes in the midst of a global pandemic was inappropriate, to say the least.
@NYPDTransit did they maintain 6 ft separation when "grabbing" the guy or did they put a bunch of lives at risk for the sake of some weed
One user commented, "So no gloves, improperly worn masks, no social distancing. Good work continuing to spread a deadly virus to combat...a decriminalized drug that the DA's office will decline to prosecute!"
@NYPDTransit How much resources were employed - in the middle of a Pandemic - to nab someone who "stole" a $3 subwa… https://t.co/v39ohA4dne
Marijuana possession was decriminalised in New York last year, as "communities of colour have been disproportionately impacted by laws governing marijuana and have suffered the lifelong consequences of an unfair marijuana conviction,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said at the time.
I disagree. For some, selling marijuana is their sole source of income.
Also, some people need marijuana to deal… https://t.co/AGs8eYPAAy