Rally Held In Support Of Brooklyn DA's Plan To Stop Prosecuting Minor Marijuana Offenses

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Edward Harris, who spent time in jail for a minor drug possession,... News PhotoAttending,Bestof,Borough - District Type,Brooklyn - New York,Crime,District,Horizontal,Justice - Concept,Law,Lawyer,Marijuana - Herbal Cannabis,New York City,Political Rally,Politics,Prison,Prosecution,Recreational Drug,Topics,Topix,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Edward Harris, who spent time in jail for a minor drug possession, attends a rally outside Brooklyn borough hall in support of the district attorney's plans to end prosecuting minor marijuana offenses on April 25, 2014 in New York City. While New York State decriminalized personal possession of small amounts of marijuana in 1977, marijuana possession in 'public view' remains a misdemeanor. Over the last 15 years, nearly 600,000 New Yorkers have been arrested under this provision. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)