New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Monday, June 4, 2012. Cuomo is proposing the decriminalization of the possession of small amounts of marijuana in public view. (AP Photo/Tim Roske)

Bloomberg Promotes NYC Marijuana Decriminalization, Doesn’t Give Up Stop-And-Frisk

(MintPress) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s lead in promoting legislation that would decriminalize small amounts of public marijuana possession, drawing praise from civil rights organizations that see it as a move away from the New York Police Department’s heavy stop-and-frisk measures – but not necessarily a total solution. […]