Stop The Arrests – National Day of Action Saturday September 17
September 16, 2016 Leave a comment
WHEN: 17th September 2016 (4 – 5PM)
WHERE: Police stations nationwide
Public support: Polls now show that two-thirds of New Zealanders want to end criminal penalties for cannabis possession, and up to 82% support medical use.
Diverts police attention away from real crime: The police claim to be under-resourced but still place a high priority on busting pot smokers. There is a cannabis arrest every 30 minutes on average, while most crimes that have victims remain unsolved. Those who do get caught resent a legal system that punishes them for behaviour that does not affect other people, and the police are further alienated for defending an unpopular, unjust and unworkable law.
Too Many Smokers to Arrest!: Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders use cannabis, and very few abuse it. Arresting these otherwise law-abiding citizens serves no legitimate purpose, extends government into inappropriate areas of our lives, and causes enormous harm to the lives, careers and families of the thousands of cannabis smokers arrested every year. Far more harm is caused by cannabis prohibition than by the use of cannabis itself.
Facebook event – www.facebook.com/events/1725009464454624
List of confirmed locations (more to come):
South Auckland: www.facebook.com/events/1054526427964544