"This corner's indicted. We're coming back tomorrow and when we do, everybody wears bracelets — unless you people move your shit down to Vincent Street, down where the houses are all vacant. You do that and we don't give a shit."Now, a real-life Baltimore City Councilman is not just talking decriminalization, but is writing up a formal proposal.
"Vincent Street is like Switzerland. Or Amsterdam," explains another cop.
"The fuck is that?" asks one of the dealers.
Marlo's man Fruit still doesn't get it. "Look: We grind, and y'all try to stop it. That's how we do. Why you got to go and fuck with the program?"
Baltimore City Councilman Jack Young is taking his war against the “war on drugs” one step farther.We'll see if it gains any traction. Ironically, as "Fruit" explains above, drug dealers might have the most to lose.
On Monday, Young said he will introduce a resolution seeking a hearing — with testimony from the Baltimore Police Department and the city Health Department — to open a dialogue on what he said is a failed strategy against illegal drugs.
“Like I’ve said before — what we’ve done is not working,” he said....
Among Young’s rhetoric is at least one specific proposal: to make possession of small amounts of marijuana punishable with only a citation, an idea that may end up on a future ballot as part of a citywide referendum, he said.
[via Jason Kuznicki]