It’s against the law to sell crack or meth in Chicago too... and it’s against the law in all the surrounding cities. And ALL over the country too.
Does the above fact have a chance seeping into the brain of a New York Times person? Will they ‘get’ what that might mean?
Does giving organized crime a billion dollar industry seem like a good idea to ‘oh so liberal’ journalists? Might there be implications and unintended consequences?
Are they stupid?
Back in the days of Al Capone and the national shame that was Prohibition, the gangster element grew far more wealthy and powerful because of the artificial barrier to obtaining alcohol. So substitutes were being made in bathtubs and concealed moonshine stills, or smuggled in on trucks from Canada or through uncontrolled sea and lake ports.
A similar underground economy exists in Chicago today, in the supply of drugs and hand guns that seems to flow into the city unchecked. Some of the reasons could be found in careful inspection of financial records of some highly-placed officials of the City of Chicago, which is in collaboration and close coordination with the criminals who are the successors to the Capone Chicago mob.
And yes, “liberal” journalists really ARE stupid.