Skip to comments.Mayor targets drinking, gambling and urinating on the public way (bad 'social fabric' in Chicago)
Posted on 04/06/2013 3:59:45 AM PDT by Libloather
Theyre also crimes with the highest rates of default, with 50 to 70 percent of all offenders ignoring the fine and blowing off administrative hearings.
That could change, thanks to a mayoral crackdown advanced Thursday.
The City Councils Public Safety committee approved Mayor Rahm Emanuels plan to add six months of jail time and double the maximum fine to $1,000 for drinking and urinating on the public way and $400 for gambling for violators who fail to pay their initial fines and are no-shows at administrative hearings.
Similar penalties are already in place for offenders who ignore their marijuana tickets.
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Cheaper and easier to just build a wall around the entire city.
Caning would be a far better deterrent and cheaper.
Bad social fabric they created, so what are these liberal democratic victims suppose to do for entertainment?
Great Society. /s
> Caning would be a far better deterrent and cheaper.
Well the reality is Asian people do seem better disciplined and more behaved for some reason...lol
Guess he’s solved that murdering on the public way.
LOL, revenue officers going after the bums.
The children of LBJ...
You're darned tootin', rawcatslyentist! That's one more reason I'm glad America won the famous "War on Poverty." When is the big victory parade, by the way?
But- it’s the “Chicago way”...
Oh yes, this is Chicago’s real problem. Pissing and gambling.
Did you miss it?
I was once driving in Chicago, got off the expressway, and while waiting in a line of cars for the light to change the guy in front of me got out of his car, unzipped, and urinated on his front tire. There must have been 15 cars in line. He was as nonchalant as possible. Got back in his car and drove off when the light changed.
I suspect is is the “broken windows” model that Giuliani and Bratton used in the nineties to bring down the crime rate in New York. Idea being (I think — it’s been about fifteen years since criminology class) that those who commit “minor offenses” are more likely to commit major ones. I believe there was some thought also that these could be used as leverage to get them to talk about other no-goodnik friends of theirs, and that if the police can’t find your neighbor when they come to serve him with a warrant, you might get irritated seeing them three or four times ina day and mention where he could be found.
Never took a criminology class, but imo that is close...but not quite right. I think it was more a case of those who commit major crimes commit lesser offenses without a thought. People who have no regard for the law have no regard for ANY law. Instead of just issuing summonses to the "turnstile jumpers", the cops started verifying their identities. If that couldn't be done on the spot, they would be brought in. Solved a lot of older crimes and caught a lot of bail jumpers and parole violators.
Rahm probably can’t do it that way or many of their voters would be incarcerated.
Shoot each other.
But that BOB murder wave....now that's something to be proud of.
Is the penalty larger if you are doing all three acts (drinking, gambling and urinating) simultaneously? Enquiring minds want to know.
Screw him. I hope one day he has to use virtually the entire police force to protect his pansy Tutu ass just to keep him alive as he ‘faithfully’ executes his job as Lord High Mayor of Corruptville.
...Emanuels plan to add six months of jail time and double the maximum fine -- to $1,000 for drinking and urinating on the public way and $400 for gambling -- for violators who fail to pay their initial fines and are no-shows at administrative hearings. Similar penalties are already in place for offenders who ignore their marijuana tickets.IOW, police officers will stop writing tickets and/or making arrests for these violations. Problem solved.
If mayor Rahm Emanuel has a problem with drinking, gambling and urinating on the public way, then he should stop doing it.
Chicago is a jail.
Right after everyone sobers up from the war on drugs parade.
Right. That’s what I was trying to say all along, but I wrote it this morning when I was not feeling particular well and was kind of feverish.
When I worked as a prosecutor in municipal court, it was brought home to me how some people just don’t think about the rules and lines of authors that most of us do.
Thanks for saying in a few sentences what I couldn’t in a paragraph! :)
Shakedown racket. When I passed through Chicago in 2007, they had highway signs posted that there is a $10,000 fine for hitting a highway worker. That would not prevent any further legal action or lawsuit.
Where does all the money go?
My father-in-law, while stationed in England during WWII, pulled his Jeep over to relieve himself. Got a ticket for “Urinating on the King’s Highway”.
Sounds like something Robin Hood would do. Wish we had a copy of it.
Rahm Emanuels plan to add six months of jail time and double the maximum fine..
But Eric Holder just said that his people serve longer sentences for crimes so this won’t fly in their hoods.