St. Louis cops arrest blacks 18 times more often than whites


St. Louis.

This past week we’ve been linking you stories from our sister papers all revolving around a recent ACLU report showing racial disparity in marijuana arrests across the country. Nationally, blacks are four times more likely to be arrested for cannabis than whites, but in St. Louis, that likelihood jumps significantly.
In the city of St. Louis, black people are arrested for marijuana possession eighteen times more often than white people. Riverfront Times reporter Sam Levin has the rest.