The Therapy Sessions
Wednesday, June 04, 2003
New York Police are using New York's complicated legal code to raise money for their bankrupt city.
Complicated legal codes filled with laws that cannot be enforced fairly are fertile ground for police abuse.
In West Africa it is the price control system: police enforce the laws against their political enemies.
American drug laws and sodomy laws have a similar potential.
But when it comes to outright cynicism, New York takes the cake with a flurry of stupid, ancient laws. Police are now enforcing to them to make a little money.