Associated Press, 24 August 2011
CBS News, 26 September 2011
Phi Beta Iota: On the one hand, NYPD’s capabilities are vastly exaggerated. They’re still feeling their way, wasting enormous human and financial resources, “because they can.” On the other hand, NYPD’s efforts are precisely where the rest of the world needs to go, where Stephen Cambone said we need to go, down to the neighborhood level of granularity. One thing NYPD has going for it is the wicked combination of officers fluent in over one hundred key languages, and not having to deal with the idiocy of the federal classification and security clearance systems. What they do not have going for them is a complete loss of perspective–this is a force that spends $75 million a year putting mostly black people in jail for possession of marijuana….NYC is the marijuana arrest capital of the planet.