WGN news reported tonight that Chicago is going to crack down on home poker games. A $200 fine would be levied for violation. The rationale behind this is to prevent private games organized by individuals on the internet.
Tell your grandmas and aunties about it so they don't get busted at their dining room tables with a jar of pennies and a deck of cards in their hands.
Before you know it, we will not be able to pass gas without a license and prior methane testing (and you know where they're going to put the sticker).
This is not just about Chicago and poker. It's about "throwing the baby out with the bath water" (i.e., not using common sense). That is truly an issue that we have to face in our society.
This is a misplacement of priorities. Concentrating on the real bad guys would be a more appropriate goal for our law enforcement and security assets, not just in Chicago but in the world.