Of all the things one could think of that New York City needs more of, public urination doesn’t immediately come to mind. But New York’s City Council, which is so far left it almost collides with the right, is about to make it happen thanks to it’s Speaker, a Puerto Rican nationalist who supports terrorists and rejects the Pledge of Allegiance. According to FrontPageMag Saturday, urinating and drinking in public would no longer be treated as crimes under a package of bills New York’s City Council will consider to ease enforcement of quality-of-life offenses that lawmakers say clog the courts and have been disproportionately enforced against minorities. OK, we get it, asking people not to urinate in public is now racist.
The commissioner has been a proponent of the “broken windows” theory of criminology, which holds that minor breakdowns of law create the sense that a neighborhood’s social adhesion has come apart, leading to more serious transgressions. He has sparred with the council over the issue, and insisted that police retain power to charge people criminally if their conduct warrants it.
Monday the Political Insider reports the liberals who run NYC are about to make it 100 percent legal to urinate in public. Why? Because many blacks and minorities have been fined or arrested for it. Legalizing this disgusting behavior appeals to them more than enforcing basic rules of public sanitation.
Under a package of bills New York’s City Council will consider to ease enforcement of quality-of-life offenses that lawmakers say clog the courts and have been disproportionately enforced against minorities, urinating and drinking in public would no longer be treated as crimes.
According to the New York Times, one liberal official who sponsored this change noted it was designed to help minorities “reach their full potential.” So not being able to legally pee in public is what’s holding minorities back?
“We know that the system has been really rigged against communities of color in particular,” said Ms. Mark-Viverito, who has promoted such reforms and is the main sponsor of the bills. “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?”
Not only is this train of thought disgusting, it is demoralizing to minorities. How is encouraging offensive, anti-social behavior helping them, or anyone, to “reach their full potential?”
It shouldn’t come as a surprise, however. The city is also relaxing rules on public drug use, open alcohol container rules, public masturbation, and excessive noise in this sweeping “Criminal Justice Reform Act.” This is a far cry from the tough rules that were implemented by former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who cleaned up New York’s streets with “broken window” policies.