It appeared on Tuesday that Milwaukee’s Common Council would reduce the fine for marijuana possession.
Currently, the fine for possessing up to 25 grams is from $250 to $500. Ald. Nik Kovac wants to lower the penalty to from $0 to $50.
Kovac says the fine is unfair to black residents.
“Out of about 1,500 tickets last year, 1,250 were issued to African Americans, in a city that has approximately the same number of African Americans as whites,” Kovac says.