Thursday, January 15, 2004
Civil Disobedience in Bloomberg's NYC?
Friend of Vice Squad Will Pyle informs us of two articles in the latest Vanity Fair (disclaimer: Will saw the magazine at the dentist's office) attacking the New York City smoking ban. Christopher Hitchens spent some time in the Big Apple attempting to break as many minor laws as he could; smoking in bars was one expedient to which he resorted, it seems. The other article is the letter from the editor of Vanity Fair, Graydon Carter. A story in the New York Daily News provides a sample:
"Under current New York City law, it is acceptable to have a loaded handgun in your place of work," Carter fumes in his editor's letter, "but not an empty ashtray."