Thursday, October 27, 2011


AP: Chicago may decriminalize marijuana to free up police to focus on real crime.

~Chicago police make about 23,000 arrests each year for possession of the drug, a misdemeanor which nevertheless carries stiff punishment of up to six months in jail, a $1,500 fine and a criminal record.
~Under the new law set to be introduced next week, people caught with less than 10 grams of marijuana would instead face a $200 fine and up to 10 hours of community service.
~Marijuana has already been downgraded to a lesser offence in several Chicago suburbs and areas of Cook County patrolled by the sheriff’s department.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Carnright should at least investigate all the rumors surrounding the deal between Hein & Aaron regarding Golden Hill, Legislature Rodriguez might be a good place to start, after all he is a Aaron employee and should be privy to some of the innerdealings. From what has been made public, (and that's not all that much), the campaign contribution connection and the GH deal sounds lousy with corruption. Why wasn't GH opened for outside bidding, why was the deal struck in the back rooms where the likes of men like Aaron do the taxpayers the most harm?
I think between Eliott & Holly there should be a full blown investigation and Hein should disclose all his communications ie:emails and meetings with Mr Aaron. If we were dealing with credible men none of this would be necessary, but when you mix a questionable character like Aaron with any local politician it usually means the taxpayer is on the hook