Via chicagotribune.com comes this bit of uncharacteristic candor from a Chicago machine drone, Alderman Ariel Reboyras, regarding a city council proposal to hit anyone carrying a gun within 500 feet of a school or park with a $3,000 fine:
The bad guy’s going to do what the bad guy does — fines mean nothing to them. But if nothing else, it steps up the fines, and if we should happen to catch someone, they’ll pay another fee. That’s all. It just adds more money to the revenue.
And isn’t adding “more money to the revenue” really what it’s all about?