Alder-Asshole Said What?
- The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly voted today to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal passed 44-3, allowing Chicago police to issue pot-possession tickets starting Aug. 4. The move makes Chicago among a growing wave of states and several of the largest U.S. cities to adopt reduced penalties.
The ordinance gives Chicago police the discretion to issue citations between $250 to $500 for someone with 15 grams or less of pot.
- Several of aldermen spoke about how the black and Hispanic communities are disproportionately affected by the city’s current policy to arrest people who possess small amounts of marijuana.
“If you had been white and privileged, marijuana has already been decriminalized,” said Ald. Howard Brookins, 21st,who spoke in favor of the measure. “The only people arrested for these crimes have been black and brown individuals. . .This is a way to potentially level the playing field.”
Level the playing field for what? Fixing the damage done by years of pandering politicos, free ghetto giveaways, lack of parental responsibility, no pride of ownership and a complete inability to provide even the most basic standard of living for themselves and their spawn?
Oh, you just mean the over-prevalence of dope smoking slum dwellers with an entitlement attitude while contributing nothing to a functioning society. That kind of "level playing field?"