The City of Chicago is considering banning tiny plastic bags because drug dealers use them...
"Tiny plastic bags used to sell small quantities of heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana and other drugs would be banned in Chicago, under a crackdown advanced Tuesday by a City Council committee.
Ald. Robert Fioretti persuaded the Health Committee to ban possession of "self-sealing plastic bags under two inches in either height or width," after picking up 15 of the bags on a recent Sunday afternoon stroll through a West Side park.
Lt. Kevin Navarro, commanding officer of the Chicago Police Department's Narcotics and Gang Unit, said the ordinance will be an "important tool" to go after grocery stores, health food stores and other businesses. The bags are used by the thousand to sell small quantities of drugs at $10 or $20 a bag."
FINALLY someone is doing something serious to halt the drug trade in the Chicago area. I am sure Chicagoans are feeling much more at ease now with the state of crime in their city. They'll be sleeping good tonight no doubt!
My God--just think, if it weren't for these dastardly EVIL baggies, Chicago would be a clean, drug-free, safe, and virtuous city in which to live and raise a family. Now because of the courage and conviction of people like this alderman and local law enforcement, people will be migrating in mass droves Chicago.
Hell, I might even move there!
Praise the Alderman and the police for encouraging the ban! I think Chicagoans should be proud that their hard-earned tax dollars go to support such worthwhile efforts!!