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Los Angeles Bans Bicycle Repairs in Public. Pooping, Taking Drugs in Public Is Still Okay

Daily Duh: June 18, 2022

Los Ange­les has turned into a hell­hole, thanks to Demo­c­ra­t­ic poli­cies that ignore home­less tent cities, peo­ple poop­ing out­side on the side­walks, drug use and dis­card­ed nee­dles every­where, and so on.

So folks were prob­a­bly encour­aged when the Los Ange­les City Coun­cil announced new poli­cies designed to improve the qual­i­ty of life and clean up the streets in the City of Angels. But the encour­age­ment did­n’t last: The pro­posed new poli­cies ban repair­ing bicy­cles out in public.

Here’s what the pro­posed new ordi­nance will do:

  • Ban  “the assem­bly, dis­as­sem­bly, sale, offer of sale, dis­tri­b­u­tion, offer of dis­tri­b­u­tion, or stor­age of bicy­cles and bicy­cle parts on pub­lic property.”
  • Ban the pos­ses­sion of “five or more bike parts” while on prop­er­ty “owned or man­aged” by the city.
  • Peo­ple are allowed to fix a bike on the street — as long as it’s just one, which they can con­vince a police offi­cer is theirs, and “the sole pur­pose of the repair” is to “restore the bicy­cle to its oper­a­tional form” and “resume rid­ing the bicycle.”

Poop­ing on the side­walk, tak­ing drugs and dis­card­ing nee­dles are all still A‑Okay.

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