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California Can End Discriminatory Marijuana Enforcement By Passing Prop. 64

As the nation staggers in the aftermath of video footage of yet another police killing of an American Black man, news reports confirm that marijuana played a significant role in the shooting of North Carolina resident Keith Lamont Scott. Drug use, actual or suspected, has been used again and again to dehumanize, scrutinize and blame victims of police state violence. From Trayvon Martin and Sandra Bland to Terence Crutcher and now Keith Lamont Scott, there are a multitude of cases where insidious drug war tactics have allowed police to stop, search, arrest, indict, imprison, surveille, criminalize and kill innocent people, destroy families and wreak havoc on communities, mostly Black and Latino.
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