Here are the facts: Black residents of SB were less likely to be arrested for marijuana charges than residents of the state of Indiana and Blk residents in SB were less likely to be arrested for drug possession than Blk residents of Indiana or the U.S. in Pete's 2nd term

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Multiple Fake news claims-: Here are the facts: Black residents of SB were less likely to be arrested for marijuana charges than residents of the state of Indiana and Blk residents in SB were less likely to be arrested for drug possession than Blk residents of Indiana or the U.S. in Pete's 2nd term

Look at the FACTS: Here are the facts: Black residents of SB were less likely to be arrested for marijuana charges than residents of the state of Indiana in Pete's 2nd term #DemDebate

Black residents of SB were less likely to be arrested for marijuana charges than residents of the state of Indiana & Blk residents in SB were less likely to be arrested for drug possession than Blk residents of Indiana or the U.S. in Pete's 2nd term

In Pete’s second term:

Nationally, .41% of African Americans were arrested annually for marijuana possession.

In Indiana, .47% of African Americans were arrested annually for marijuana possession.

In South Bend, .44% of African Americans were arrested annually for marijuana possession

And:

Nationally. .87% of African Americans were arrested annually on drug charges, including drug possession.

In Indiana, .90% of African Americans were arrested annually on drug charges, including drug possession.

In South Bend, .82% of African Americans were arrested annually on drug charges. Including drug possession. 

Facts Check Verdict: True

News Verification: 

News Verification: According to the ACLU’s original analysis, marijuana arrests now account for over half of all drug arrests in the United States. Of the 8.2 million marijuana arrests between 2001 and 2010, 88% were for simply having marijuana. Nationwide, the arrest data revealed one consistent trend: significant racial bias. Despite roughly equal usage rates, Blacks are 3.73 times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana. 

Since Buttigieg became mayor in January 2012, taking charge of the South Bend Police Department, the city’s black residents have been far more likely to be arrested for marijuana offenses than its white residents. That disparity in South Bend under Buttigieg, in fact, is worse than in the rest of the country, or even the rest of Indiana.

In the below video, the Iowa Mayer shot down racist questions by telling, “The fact that a black person is four times as likely as a white person to be incarcerated for the exact same crime is evidence of systemic racism.” When pressed by fact-checkers on his claim, he said that he was referring to the racial disparity in marijuana arrests nationwide, citing an American Civil Liberties Union study that found black people were 3.7 times more likely to be arrested for pot than whites..

 

So definitely the number of arrests in the case of Black men has gone up since Pete’s second term.

As per the data given by the federal government,  a black south Bend resident under Pete’s administration was more likely to be arrested for marijuana between 2012 and 2018 than a white resident. South Bend has a black population of nearly 27,000 and a white population of around 64,000. The local police have made 1,256 arrests for pot possession since 2012. 

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