Pot topic in Chicago
Sounds like Mayor Daley is looking to reduce the punishment for carrying marijuana. Right now, it's an automatic arrest. But the problem is, according to a police review, the majority of cases get thrown out and the person is never prosecuted (though inconvenienced tremendously, if they go to court). To me it sounds like the ticketing is the way to go, but the critics are probably right: it will make Chicago even friendlier for drug dealing. But hey, if the Mayor gets his way, we'll have spy cameras watching us all 24/7, so what's the worst that could happen?