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    DC Decriminalizes Theft
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    ...The Washington, D.C., City Council recently voted to waive the criminal charge that comes with evading fare on the city’s Metro system. The vote -- a one-sided 10 “Yea”s to 2 “Nay”s -- made the matter strictly civil, charging $50 for anyone who jumps a turnstile without paying. The bill now goes to Mayor Muriel Bowser’s desk for signing.

    “Decriminalization is not the same as legalization,” Council member Charles Allen argued in favor of the measure. “A criminal citation stays on your record for life. [Fare evaders] will have a criminal conviction for their rest of their life for a $2 fare.”

    Allen’s argument is, unsurprisingly, overwrought. Judges can always expunge criminal records for petty offenses like this. Bypassing a $2 train charge need not be a black mark on one’s permanent record. He knows this is true but tells his lie anyway.

    Council member Robert C. White, Jr., was more open about his racialist intention. Citing the fact that 91% of fare evasion perpetrators are African-American, White threw financial considerations aside, admitting, “I’m sad that’s Metro’s losing money, but I’m more sad about what’s happening to black people.”

    ...Pecuniary matters aside, the argument that black people are disproportionately affected by fare evasion arrests is an interesting one. I’ve ridden the D.C. Metro to work every day for years. In my time on the plodding steel line, I’ve witnessed a variety of fare evasion, from casual offenders who sashay through the emergency exit gate to avoid payment to reprobates bumping up behind me to double up on my own fare. Most of the time, station managers look the other way. Usually, and this will no doubt offend more sensitive readers, it’s black station managers who let black fare evaders go free unmolested, perhaps out of racial solidarity, a not all-together unsympathetic feeling.
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    “A criminal citation stays on your record for life. [Fare evaders] will have a criminal conviction for their rest of their life for a $2 fare.”
    actions have consequences. deal with it

    . Most of the time, station managers look the other way. Usually, and this will no doubt offend more sensitive readers, it’s black station managers who let black fare evaders go free unmolested, perhaps out of racial solidarity, a not all-together unsympathetic feeling.
    black privilege is alive, well and proudly on display in DC
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    So now they can double the fare to cover the cost of the freeloaders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old n Grumpy View Post
    So now they can double the fare to cover the cost of the freeloaders.
    More transfer of wealth.
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    Once again the liberal leadership of a metropolitan area favors the lawbreakers over the law abiding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zathras View Post
    Once again the liberal leadership of a metropolitan area favors the lawbreakers over the law abiding.
    That's because the law-abiding still have to pay the bills and have no way to not do so.
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    They still get a ticket and fine.

    The People's Republic of Ann Arbor did the same thing with possession of under an ounce of weed in the 70s. A civil infraction, a fine, confiscation and no criminal record. Now, it's legal for anyone over 21 in the state of MI, so their law only applies to those who are 18-20 years old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    They still get a ticket and fine.

    The People's Republic of Ann Arbor did the same thing with possession of under an ounce of weed in the 70s. A civil infraction, a fine, confiscation and no criminal record. Now, it's legal for anyone over 21 in the state of MI, so their law only applies to those who are 18-20 years old.
    My guess is the fines get waived and the tickets cannot be considered in any job hiring (or anything else significant).

    The weed things really bothers me. CA had weed decriminalized under Ahnold and then legalized in several steps. I believe they are pushing weed to keep Americans poor and compliant. Ghetto life may be what they want for the vast majority of the country. That's what Universal Basic Income is about: everyone on subsistence monies, dependent on the government, and buying (eventually) cheap weed that keeps them quiet and complaint.
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