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  1. Ron Strider

    What Happens To People Caught With Marijuana In Dallas After December First

    Beginning Dec. 1, getting caught with marijuana in Dallas may not mean a trip to jail. That's when the county's new "cite and release" program will allow officers to issue a court summons to someone who has less than 4 ounces of marijuana. So far, Dallas is the only city that will...
  2. Ron Strider

    Dallas' Cite-And-Release Marijuana Program Doesn't Go Far Enough

    Last month, the Dallas County district attorney charged more than 400 individuals with possession of less than two ounces of marijuana each. That means well over 400 people could have remained in the community but were instead arrested and put into jail. Some surely lost jobs, others surely had...
  3. Ron Strider

    TX: Now If You're Caught With Weed In Dallas, You Won't Go Directly To Jail

    People caught with small amounts of marijuana in Dallas won't be taken straight to jail now, after Dallas County commissioners on Tuesday passed a "cite and release" program aimed at freeing cops to focus on violent crimes. After a heated debate, commissioners voted 4-1 to allow Dallas...
  4. K

    Marijuana Arrests Are Wasteful, Unfair - Dallas Needs To Lighten Up About Lighting Up

    It's shameful that our taxpayer-funded officers are wasting valuable time and resources arresting people for a harmless, victimless crime, especially considering how many violent crimes the city has to deal with. The shame should extend to various levels of our city. City officials, across...