Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Dude!

Rumor has it that this week there will be an announcement that simple marijuana possession cases will no longer be pursued in criminal court.

Update: It would have to be a decision from the DA. Chief Riley would still have the discretion to make arrests unless he volunteered to alter police policy to award summons. Nonetheless, moving these frivolous possession cases into the municipal courts is a great first step if in fact this pans out.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

is this how he plans to get elected mayor?


rick in da 70122

jeffrey said...

It would be a natural outgrowth of Cannizaro's previous experience administering the city's drug court. This would be a welcome change. Hoping for something like this was part of the reason I voted for the D.A.

Jeffrey said...

Woot woot!