King Doubles Down: Allowing Sale Of Loose Cigarettes Is A “Breakdown’ Of Our “Quality Of LIfe’
Congressman Peter King, said Eric Garner’s problem is that he was just too fat, amplified his views on Fox News. He was asked if the police don’t have better things to do than go after people for selling lose cigarettes.
This goes back to the whole “quality of life” thing, that if you allow someone to flagrantly violate the law […] By him standing outside the store, he was disrupting the community, he was preventing customers from coming in, and he was selling cigarettes that people were not able to sell in their convenience stores. If you have a legitimate, legal convenience store, and you’re selling cigarettes in there, and this person’s outside violating the law — this goes back to what started in 1993, with the “quality of life.” You can’t have people spitting on your windshield, and you can’t have people jumping over the turnstiles. As minor as those crimes seem, once you allow that to happen, it’s a breakdown.[su_center_ad]