Wednesday May 25, 10 a.m.: New Yorkers to Hold Rally Outside Mayor Bloomberg’s House

Press Release May 23, 2011
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Tony Newman 646-335-5384 or Sean Barry 646-373-3344</p>

New York, NY – Community leaders and City Council members will gather tomorrow at Mayor Bloomberg's Upper East Side house to call for an end to the Mayor's costly, biased marijuana arrest crusade. The arrests are largely the result of illegal searches, have led to staggering racial disparities, and cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars every year.

What: Bloomberg for making NYC #1 in Marijuana Arrests: Racial Bias, Illegal Searches, Fiscal Waste

When: Wednesday May 25, 2011 – 10 a.m.

Who: Community Leaders, Legal Experts, People Directly Impacted by These Arrests, and City Council Members Letitia James, Melissa Mark-Viverito and Jumaane Williams.

Where: Mayor Bloomberg's Upper East Side Apartment 17 East 79th Street, between 5th and Madison

Why

A young woman holds a sign that says "End the Drug War."

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