I’m not a fan of government passing too many laws but I think one against peeing on the sidewalk is probably a good one to keep on the books. A very good one.
But that’s not stopping New York City’s city council from taking away consequences for breaking such laws as public urination because too many minorities are being arrested for it.
“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?”
So you see what the logic is here, right? Too many minorities are getting arrested for breaking a certain law so..you guessed it…take away the law.
And isn’t it actually kind of racist to assume that minorities can’t be stopped from peeing on the sidewalk?