You know, like pot, prostitution, gambling…
you know, what keeps a good percentage of people who are allowed to call themselves public servants – cops – from ever doing anything that actually is of public service, such as protecting people from actual crime?
Last night, in between approving city expenditures and other routine agenda items, the Topeka, Kansas City Council debated one rather controversial one: decriminalizing domestic violence.
Here’s what happened: Last month, the Shawnee County District Attorney’s office, facing a 10% budget cut, announced that the county would no longer be prosecuting misdemeanors, including domestic violence cases, at the county level. Finding those cases suddenly dumped on the city and lacking resources of their own, the Topeka City Council is now considering repealing the part of the city code that bans domestic battery.
Memo to the Occupy Wall Street folks: America’s financial parasite class is not the only thing that needs to be ‘occupied’.