PACK City Hall! FINAL Vote to End Racist Marijuana Arrests in ATL!

After 8 months of community pressure, on Monday April 17th Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative will turn up to demand that Atlanta City Council repeal racism and reclassify possession of marijuana. Under the current city ordinance, Possession of Marijuana under 1oz could result in 6 months in jail, and a fine of up to $1,000. The proposed ordinance would make Possession of Marijuana under 1oz a non-arrestable offense and lower the fine from up to $1,000 to a maximum of $75. The current law is unjust and disproportionately impacts young Black people. Data from APD shows that over 90% of arrests for this charge are of Black people even though the ACLU has shown that Black, white, and Latino people use marijuana at the same rate. If City council does not take action, they council is condoning racial discrimination. This ordinance does not keep communities safer, in fact it can lead to police profiling and violence. In January, 2016 DeAundre Phillips, father, son and community member, was engaged by police for no other reason than the possibility he was in possession of marijuana. This interaction cost him his life. Had this ordinance been reclassified, DeAundre could be alive today. City Council must take action before another young Black person is killed. Join us on Monday to tell City Council to REPEAL RACISM and VOTE YES on 17-O-1152! Rally: 12pm-1pm @68 Mitchell st Council Meeting: 1pm-5pm City Council Chambers #RepealRacism #NoMoreDrugWar

Event Details

12:00 PM on April 17, 2017

Event Producer:
Solutions Not Punishment Coalition - SNaP Co.


Solutions Not Punishment Coalition - SNaP Co.
2861 East Point Street
East Point, GA