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Posted: 3/5/2008 7:20:10 AM EDT
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/826059,CST-NWS-bagban05.article


City may ban little baggies
COUNCIL | They're 'Marketing 101' for drug dealers, cop says

March 5, 2008
BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter
Tiny plastic bags used to sell small quantities of heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana and other drugs would be banned in Chicago, under a crackdown advanced Tuesday by a City Council committee.

Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd) persuaded the Health Committee to ban possession of "self-sealing plastic bags under two inches in either height or width," after picking up 15 of the bags on a recent Sunday afternoon stroll through a West Side park.

Lt. Kevin Navarro, commanding officer of the Chicago Police Department's Narcotics and Gang Unit, said the ordinance will be an "important tool" to go after grocery stores, health food stores and other businesses. The bags are used by the thousand to sell small quantities of drugs at $10 or $20 a bag.

Navarro referred to the plastic bags as "Marketing 101 for the drug dealers." Many of them have symbols, allowing drug users to ask for "Superman" or "Blue Dolphin" instead of the drug itself, he said.

Prior to the final vote, Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) expressed concern about arresting innocent people. He noted that extra buttons that come with suits, shirts and blouses -- and jewelry that's been repaired -- come in similar plastic bags.

Burnett was reassured by language that states "one reasonably should know that such items will be or are being used" to package, transfer, deliver or store a controlled substance. Violators would be punished by a $1,500 fine.

Health Committee Chairman Ed Smith (28th) said the ban is part of a desperate effort to stop what he called "the most destructive force" in Chicago neighborhoods.

"We need to use every measure that we possibly can to stop it because it is destroying our kids," he said.



It's for the children.
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:23:31 AM EDT
[#1]
you know if we just got rid of all the children that would solve alot of problems.....





just sayin
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:24:47 AM EDT
[#2]
How much more Nanny-statism will the people in Chicago take? I shudder to think what it must be like to live under such a totalitarian regime.

John
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:24:49 AM EDT
[#3]

Quoted:
you know if we just got rid of all the children that would solve alot of problems.....





just sayin






Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:25:42 AM EDT
[#4]
When? Maybe 25, or possibly 26, minutes to 4?
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:25:52 AM EDT
[#5]

Quoted:
you know if we just got rid of all the children that would solve alot of problems.....





just sayin


Reminds me of Jonathan Swift's "Modest Proposal". Well, Mayor Daley is of Irish descent......

John
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:26:39 AM EDT
[#6]

Quoted:
you know if we just got rid of all the children that would solve alot of problems.....





just sayin




excellent observation

Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:27:04 AM EDT
[#7]
Is this really surprising?
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:28:43 AM EDT
[#8]

Quoted:
you know if we just got rid of all the children that would solve alot of problems.....





just sayin


Waiting for them to ban feet and arms,  for the children.   Socialist heathcare, don't yo know.
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:29:15 AM EDT
[#9]
Surely, the drug dealers won't come up with alternate packaging. These councilmen have out foxed those silly drug dealers this time!

Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:29:28 AM EDT
[#10]

Quoted:
Is this really surprising?

No but I find it endlessly amusing, whats next ban the cars so they can't be stolen?
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:29:47 AM EDT
[#11]
Small parts manufacturerers are packing boxes in anticipation, for moving out of Shitcago.


TAX, BAN,TAX, BAN,TAX, BAN,TAX, BAN,TAX, BAN,TAX, BAN,TAX, BAN,TAX, BAN,TAX, BAN,TAX, BAN,

That is the Liberal Chicago Shitstain chant.
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:30:02 AM EDT
[#12]

Quoted:
you know if we just got rid of all the children that would solve alot of problems.....





just sayin


yes.. we could do that for the children..
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:31:38 AM EDT
[#13]

Quoted:
Surely, the drug dealers won't come up with alternate packaging. These councilmen have out foxed those silly drug dealers this time!




Yeah, I highly doubt the dealers will find anything else to put thier dope in. The drug problem in Chicago is solved!
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:32:41 AM EDT
[#14]

Quoted:

Quoted:
you know if we just got rid of all the children that would solve alot of problems.....





just sayin


yes.. we could do that for the children..


I agree, let's ban children....for the children.

Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:33:54 AM EDT
[#15]
And drug dealers are going to be deterred how exactly? They can’t drive outside of Chicago and buy those little bags? Criminals can get drugs, that are illegal everywhere into Chicago, but they can’t manage to bring in little plastic bags that are only illegal in Chicago into the city? There aren’t other things that can substitute for those little plastic bags? Does Chicago only allow the mentally challenged to run for office or something?
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:37:14 AM EDT
[#16]
There goes my thriving mini-bag business.  

Perhaps I'll open an website that just sells tiny little bags to Chicago residents...

Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:37:53 AM EDT
[#17]

Quoted:
Surely, the drug dealers won't come up with alternate packaging. These councilmen have out foxed those silly drug dealers this time!



The next ban will be balloons and condoms.

Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:39:45 AM EDT
[#18]

Quoted:

Quoted:
Surely, the drug dealers won't come up with alternate packaging. These councilmen have out foxed those silly drug dealers this time!




Yeah, I highly doubt the dealers will find anything else to put thier dope in. The drug problem in Chicago is solved!


Genius!
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:40:08 AM EDT
[#19]

Quoted:
And drug dealers are going to be deterred how exactly? They can’t drive outside of Chicago and buy those little bags? Criminals can get drugs, that are illegal everywhere into Chicago, but they can’t manage to bring in little plastic bags that are only illegal in Chicago into the city? There aren’t other things that can substitute for those little plastic bags? Does Chicago only allow the mentally challenged to run for office or something?


Have you LOOKED at city hall lately?

King Dick
Todd "10.25% sales tax" Stroger
Larry "Cabela's is an evil gun runner store" suffredin

need I go on?
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:40:09 AM EDT
[#20]

Quoted:

Quoted:
Surely, the drug dealers won't come up with alternate packaging. These councilmen have out foxed those silly drug dealers this time!



The next ban will be balloons and condoms.



Lets ban drugs!! That'll stop them!! oh, wait, nvm
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:43:50 AM EDT
[#21]
I'm tired of my fucking idiot law makers and Police Super Intendants. I used to like Chicago, Now I just see this City as a Shithole run corrupt fucking bastards who haven't got more than a seventh grade education. FUCK!
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:46:49 AM EDT
[#22]
Well BHO is from the Peoples Republik Of Illinois......that is the company he keeps,brain dead socialist liberals.
     I have always maintained that if the taxpapers have to pay to birth a ghetto rat from a single mother or one with no dad and a half dozen other kids they ought to be spayed at the same time as the new birth.
    Easy answer...the new supply of customers dwindle as the older ones drop dead from illegal criminal activity,killing each other off or drug use
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:49:48 AM EDT
[#23]
It's back to wraping it in aluminim foil again...

I'm just going to sell my dope in a brown paper bag so it looks like a sammich.......
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:50:39 AM EDT
[#24]
Today Mike Flannery of Channel Two news announced Hillary won the Texas Democratic Primary because she carried the White Male Conservative vote.

Because she is a TRUE CONSERVATIVE, stands for Second Amendment Rights, and Conservative Values.
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:53:53 AM EDT
[#25]

Quoted:
Surely, the drug dealers won't come up with alternate packaging. These councilmen have out foxed those silly drug dealers this time!



NO!  Drugs only come in little plastic baggies.  Ban the baggies, no more drugs...BRILLIANT!  

I can see it now, a dealer staring at his mound of coke thinking to himself, "Now what the fuck am I going to do with all this shit now?"
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:54:52 AM EDT
[#26]
Bans really work, don't they Chicago?  I mean shit, drugs are already banned and you guys have a fucking lockdown on that market.  Doin' a great job.  Really splendid.

And now I'm banning the ownage of page 2.  It's for the children.
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 7:58:00 AM EDT
[#27]

Quoted:

Quoted:
Surely, the drug dealers won't come up with alternate packaging. These councilmen have out foxed those silly drug dealers this time!



NO!  Drugs only come in little plastic baggies.  Ban the baggies, no more drugs...BRILLIANT!  

I can see it now, a dealer staring at his mound of coke thinking to himself, "Now what the fuck am I going to do with all this shit now?"


Link Posted: 3/5/2008 8:03:06 AM EDT
[#28]
WTF? lets just ban life, that would solve everything then. What A joke that stupid city is. Didn't they bring us the Asamanation also?
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 8:03:26 AM EDT
[#29]

Quoted:
I'm tired of my fucking idiot law makers and Police Super Intendants. I used to like Chicago, Now I just see this City as a Shithole run corrupt fucking bastards who haven't got more than a seventh grade education. FUCK!


I'd like to let you in on the solution.  I'm doing this right now as well.  
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 8:14:22 AM EDT
[#30]
I once bought a little box of those little ziplock-style bags to put my old silver dollars and gold coins in.  1000 was about the smallest quantity...  a lifetime's worth for me and then some.

I find that when I buy Lithium CR123 batteries in bulk, those little bags make an excellent container to hold a pair of those CR123s so they don't short out when I put them in my bag, pocket or console in my car.

So much that we use everyday can be used for evil purposes.

So should we go back to the stone age?

John
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 8:20:46 AM EDT
[#31]

Quoted:
So much that we use everyday can be used for evil purposes.

So should we go back to the stone age?


Then we'd have to ban rocks and sticks.


And certain plants too... oh wait
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 8:22:27 AM EDT
[#32]
No problem

I got some ban compliant 2.16" baggies for sale


Fu**ing idiots

FREE
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 8:23:44 AM EDT
[#33]
Well, thank goodness Party City still sells balloons cheap!
I'm just sayin'
Link Posted: 3/5/2008 9:16:04 AM EDT
[#34]

Quoted:
It's back to wraping it in aluminim foil again...


...or balloons or condoms or cigarette cellophanes or rolling papers or dollar bills or gum wrappers or saran wrap or vials or like the vast majority or drugs  around here, sandwich baggie corners.

But really, the only reason I clicked on this thread was to say that Chicago should have been fucking banned a long time ago.
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