New York Police Chief Blames Homicides On Marijuana

by Carimah Townes Posted on March 3, 2015 at 10:12 am Updated: March 3, 2015 at 11:24 am


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"New York Police Chief Says Spike In Homicides Was Caused By Marijuana"

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In New York City, there were nine more homicides in January and February than there were in the same time period last year. Police Chief Bill Bratton blames the 17 percent increase on pot.

There were 54 homicides in the first two months of 2015, compared to 45 the year before. According to Bratton, marijuana — which he calls a “seemingly innocent drug” — is one of the root causes of the shootings. “In this city, people are killing each other over marijuana more so...

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