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Data show that Black and White people use marijuana at roughly equal rates. Yet in 2018, in six of Dallas County's biggest cities, Black people were vastly overrepresented in the enforcement of low-level drug crimes. With a look at enforcement trends before the election of District Attorney John Creuzot, this study launches a series of reports about how his reforms have impacted Dallas County.
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Pamela R Metzger, Kristin Meeks, Victoria Smiegocki & Kenitra Brown, The ABCs of Racial Disparity (2021),