Thursday, April 30, 2015
City Council wants to decriminalize certain offenses
From CBS 2:
Turnstile jumping and public urination are still expected to be treated as crimes warranting an arrest, but a host of minor offenses such as drinking in public are expected to be treated administratively rather than criminally.
The changes would come under planned adjustments to the city’s quality of life laws being worked out by Mayor Bill de Blasio, police Commissioner Bill Bratton, and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, sources said.
The last line of this report is classic. Why ask for ID? Use the honor system!