I, and I trust, many citizens like myself, am somewhat alarmed at the passage of the so-called "anti-cruising measures" by the City of Los Angeles.
I understand that the purpose of such an ordinance is to prevent traffic and crime problems in the Hollywood Boulevard/Sunset Strip areas. Are there any provisions to prevent widespread abuse of this ordinance? I doubt it.
Is a proposal waiting quietly in the wings of our Legislature that would prevent ordinary citizens from leaving their neighborhoods without a pass from the local government?
Throughout history, governments have passed laws and ordinances that prevent people from assembling in certain areas with the admonishment that such measures were intended to uphold law and order. Measures like the aforementioned are supposedly for the good of the public.