As Twitchy reported in November, voters turned out in force to crush HERO, or the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. Better known locally as the “bathroom ordinance,” the legislation would have allowed transgender people to use public restrooms “consistent with their gender identity.”

Believe it or not, the right to urinate where one chooses is back in the news in 2016, as Mayor Bill de Blasio’s New York City adopts a set of bills that “would reduce the impact of the style of policing known as broken windows that has for two decades guided the Police Department to see minor disorder as a precursor to major crime.”

In other words, minor offenses could be steered toward civil rather than criminal courts. Such minor crimes include marijuana possession, littering, public consumption of alcohol, excessive noise, and yes, public urination.

https://twitter.com/GGrasmoen/status/692433110210842624

The New York Times reported that the bills were a cooperative effort among Mayor de Blasio, the police, and parks and health departments: “Health officials, for example, agreed to repeal a section of the department’s rules that forbids public urination and defines it as a misdemeanor.” Freedom!

Racism? Well, many who were previously arrested for these minor offenses were black. These minor offenses will no longer serve as a pipeline for racist police to send young black men into the criminal justice system.

Twitchy has been reporting quite a bit on Campaign Zero, which #BlackLivesMatter leader DeRay Mckesson has been working on during visits with Valerie Jarrett at the White House. The first of Campaign Zero’s federal solutions is to end broken windows policing and decriminalize activities such as marijuana possession, disorderly conduct, trespassing, loitering, and spitting. However, there’s no mention of public urination — whether to include it in President Obama’s executive actions on criminal justice reform must be under heavy discussion at the White House, where we assume they have and use gender-specific restrooms.

  • Tom

    Let’s all buy six-packs and head over to Gracie mansion and pee through the fence.

  • CrushAllDems

    Well, I’d personally like to piss on De Blasio myself.

    And “Little pungent golden pools of cultural diversity.”?

    That’s good. That’s very good, Vic…

  • DeplorableMessMan ✔ JesseMessy

    Thanks NC.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      YW

  • Mark Wurz

    NYC is circling the drain, good bye NY

  • Hashtag pundit

    Had enough yet, liberal New Yorkers?

  • John Howard

    And it also creates jobs! More sanitation department works (union, ‘natch) to go around scrubbing the pee stains off the walls.

  • John Howard

    There are eight million urine streams in the naked city. This has been one of them.

  • John Howard

    “I’m peeing in the rain. Just peeing in the rain. What a glorious feeling, I’ve voided again. Just singing and peeing, in the rain!”

  • Don Reed

    Good! Now Anthony Weiner can’t text his junk but no harm no foul if he takes a whiz standing on an island on Park Avenue.

  • Don Reed

    DiClassio!

    • DevilDocNowCiv

      Don,

      You should trademark that name, and rent it to one of those ladies as her “stage/street” name. Very catchy and apt.

  • Don Reed

    It’s way out of the way and worth every penny and minute of travel time: Skaneateles, NY:

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Skaneateles,+NY+13152/@42.9477166,-76.4445627,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89da00591c7609b9:0x65608845de2d0ca1?hl=en

    Their Memorial Day parade is a hoot!

  • capitalistpig

    New Yorkers are NUMBER ONE!

  • a6z

    Just think what Martin King would be thinking today. Or Frederick Douglass. Or Washington Carver. Or even W.E.B. DuBois.