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Minneapolis Police Cease Undercover Marijuana Operations

June 08, 2018  | 

The Minneapolis Police Department has ordered its officers to discontinue sting operations that target “low-level” marijuana possession and sales.

According to a report by WCCO-TV, undercover officers have made more than 100 arrests — including 47 for felony sale of marijuana — so far in 2018.

Hennepin County public defender Mary Moriarty said that 46 of the 47 people charged with felonies were black, and that several were homeless.

“Approaching black men and women who are low income and homeless and then having the county attorney charge them with felony drug sales makes me very angry and disappointed,” Moriarty told the Star Tribune.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey Minneapolis directed Police Chief Medaria Arradondo to cease the undercover operations.

Mayor Frey has previously stated that he believes that marijuana should be “fully legalized at the state level.”

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PW0262 @ 6/8/2018 6:26 PM

Well, this is why we have lawless behavior taking over society. First, Cannabis can NOT be made legal by the states. It’s unlawful federally and, under the supremacy clause of the Constitution, a state can not legally disregard federal law or enact legislation to the contrary....just like in California and these other dirt ball sanctuary states. Second, it doesn’t matter what color you are; a criminal is a criminal. Only scum bag politicians who are trying to buy votes believe it’s acceptable for entire segments of society to disregard the law. Minority or non-minority, it shouldn’t matter. If you don’t want to get arrested it’s pretty simple; don’t act like an animal and don’t break the law.

Jon Retired LEO @ 6/8/2018 7:24 PM

Well Minneapolis just got taken over by the liberals. Time for those officers to look for jobs elsewhere. Sooner or later the weed that used to grow in ditches back in the 1960s is going to infect this country to the extent that the Living Dead TV show will be a reality.

kevcopaz @ 6/9/2018 7:08 PM

Well Minnesota is WAY lost in Liberal land already, this is no surprise. Bet they still make misdemeanor prostitution arrests and undercover stings. Why doesn't this end, at the least the selling MJ is a Felony. Why not end ALL misdemeanor arrests and investigations Mayor? WTF? But in the end citizens get the policing they deserve, elections have consequences and the consequences of having a Dem/Lib Mayor and County Atty is exactly this. Have fun with a crime ridden (more then now) city you smock Mayor and County Atty. Frankly that District.County Atty. should resign if DOING HER JOB so "angers & disappoints" her. YOU were elected to prosecute the law not make up enforcement suggestions or policies you Liberal loser! I feel sorry for the cops, not the FELONS who sell MJ and the politicians who "feel" that MJ should be legal. Who cares what you think or feel Mr Mayor, you took an oath to uphold the LAW, if you cant do that resign and both you and the DA can work for BLM & ACLU

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