State of nature, here we come! Take away the laws and let us run the ship. Locke said we’d figure out a way to govern ourselves through reason, but Hobbes said we’d do whatever the fuck we want. And right now, if you want to bang hookers or try crack, head to Philadelphia baby. You might get in trouble, but it won’t happen for a little while!
Inquirer– Beginning Tuesday as an attempt to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, Philadelphia police will delay arrests in crimes ranging from narcotics to theft to prostitution, Commissioner Danielle Outlaw informed commanders Tuesday.
Instead, suspects will be temporarily detained while officers can verify their identification. If they are not deemed a threat, they will be released and a warrant will be prepared for a future arrest. A detective will then submit an arrest affidavit to the district attorney’s office for approval.
That sounds like a LOT of paperwork that probably won’t happen. Let’s say you get picked up tomorrow for hookin’ outside Geno’s. You really think Detective Bob-O Dudley is going to “temporarily detain” you, then verify your identification, decide you’re not a threat to anyone, then prepare a warrant for your arrest somewhere down the line, whenever the world gets back to normal? For sure not! Hook away, oh ladies of the night. This is your time to shine.