The reason is RACISM. That’s right! You heard it here first. The City of New York is going to STOP enforcing the law against peeing on the streets in public because of racism. I guess the city believes that it is only people of color who tend to use the outdoors to go to the bathroom. Unbelievable!
Here’s the story on Daily Caller:
New York City’s city council is set to dilute a host of criminal laws including laws against public urination and excessive noise because council members believe too many members of minorities are getting arrested.
The New York Police Department already relaxed its enforcement of many quality-of-life laws after years of enforcing exactly such laws led to record lows of crime in the once-much-grittier city, reports The New York Times,
This relaxation strategy wasn’t enough for city lawmakers.
“We know that the system has been really rigged against communities of color in particular,” council member Melissa Mark-Viverito, a Democrat, told the Times. “So the question has always been, what can we do in this job to minimize unnecessary interaction with the criminal justice system, so that these young people can really fulfill their potential?”
On Monday, Mark-Viverito and other council members will introduce a set of bills called the Criminal Justice Reform Act. The laws are designed to make several quality-of-life laws much more toothless. Misdemeanor crimes to be nearly-but-not-quite decriminalized include public urination, excessive noise, drinking in public, marijuana possession and miscellaneous public park-related infractions.
Read more here.
OMG! You have got to be kidding me? Seriously?! How stupid can one be?
The system is “rigged” against people of color for peeing? Really? You mean peeing on the street laws are “rigged”? I don’t think so! A lot of people “pee on the street” – most probably in an alley or behind a building, but that doesn’t mean it’s “rigged” against people of color. This is really “New York values” at it’s finest!
Have fun! Who wants to go on a vacation – drink, smoke pot, pee in street and be loud? I don’t think that’s what Frank Sinatra had in mind, when he sang it’s up to you…New York, New York.
Hey New York! THIS is what Senator Ted Cruz was referring to in his statement about New York values; NOT 911.
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