Once again, the City Council does not disappoint in it's insanity:
- Two powerful aldermen are proposing a gun offender registry that would allow police to track people convicted of weapons violations.
Oh boy! Another useless layer of bureaucracy! Don't we already have something similar to this proposal? Oh yeah! Parole Officers! If the political administration was willing to go a few extra miles and staff the parole board with enough investigators to do their jobs, maybe the aldercreatures wouldn't feel the need to add yet another layer of paperwork. Like this from the same article:
- Burke and Carothers also introduced an ordinance that would require a police assistant deputy superintendent and a watch commander to approve the release of anyone from a lockup when they are believed to be mentally ill and in need of treatment.
Well, golly. If something isn't working and might cost you some money, there's all the training in the world to help you. Unfortunately, they aren't training the lockup keepers to actually be able to do their jobs and who might be able to make some real effort in identifying someone mentally ill. And finally from the same article:
- Another proposed ordinance by Ald. Burton Natarus (42nd) would make the sale of air guns illegal, with a fine of $500 to $1,000 per offense. The ordinance comes after police shot and wounded a teenager who allegedly pointed a BB gun at police near the Cabrini-Green housing complex.
We have a counter proposal - arm everyone with BB guns and let's see how fast we can thin out the assholes who like to point guns at police.