Scott Stringer (D) and Michel J. Faulkner (R) went head-to-head to answer YOUR questions in a groundbreaking Open Debate moderated by NY1’s Errol Louis, and co-hosted by the Open Debate Coalition, NY1, Civic Hall, Politico, WNYC (NPR), Citizens Union, Intelligence Squared, and the Latino Leadership Institute.


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NYC Open Debates

Ask the candidates for NYC Mayor, Comptroller, and Public Advocate about the issues that are most important to you -- then vote and tell others! Watch the Open Debate for NYC Mayor right here on Tuesday, October 10, at 7:00 pm EDT. 50% of the questions will be chosen from among those that receive the most votes online. NOTE: Questions must not name or allude to any candidate and must be able to be posed to any candidate.
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Do you support going beyond decriminalization to the legalization of marijuana?

Of New York City’s 76 neighborhood police precincts, 37 neighborhoods are majority black & Latinx. These have about 1/2 the city’s population but provide 66% of marijuana arrests--92% are black/Latinx

Submitted by: Marsha J. from NYC
Oct. 5, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
Issue area: Crime & Criminal Justice