Interesting numbers on police use in this commentary from Chicago.
Fritchey, who last week called on Chicago Police to change their policy on marijuana arrests, said the city is losing about 80,000 person-hours a year on cases that are being dismissed. That’s time that could be redeployed to fight more serious crimes.
One more indication in my mind that it is time for a new approach on dealing with drug use and drug possession. The old prohibition system is not “solving” the problem and it is costing us all a lot of money.