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Whenever anyone asks: “Well what are we supposed to do if someone urinates in public? Just let them get away with it?” I respond: “Less police. More public restrooms.” You can’t deter needing to urinate w/ the threat of an arrest, ticket, or fine.
Arresting people for jumping subway turnstile instead of providing free metrocards.

Arresting for drug possession instead of investing in substance abuse counseling.

Arresting people w/ mental health issues instead of investing in mental health services.
Our answer for decades, for every societal ill, is criminal “justice” system. It doesnt help anyone. Doesn’t solve problems or make us safer. Costs a fortune & destroys lives. A terrible investment driven by fear & pro-carceral interests. A societal failure that isn’t inevitable.
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