New York’s Ridiculous Knife Law

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You can carry a pocket knife on the airplane; but if you carry one in New York City, it can get you six years in prison. That’s what happened to Richard Neal while walking with a friend on the streets of New York in 2008. A knife law that dates back to the 1950’s, was used to charged and convict Neal of possessing a “Gravity Knife.” It seems this law has been used to send several Black and Latino people to jail. To read the full story click here.

 

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