I always scratched my head at these laws that say "1000 ft from X" and this court was correct in that assessment... How could a person KNOW when they are withing 1,000 ft of something. I mean that something may be blocks over from where you are.
I also wondered if anyone has ever tried to map it out. Like 1000 ft of a school, 1000 foot close to a park... and lay it all out. So as a thought experiment I took a screen shot of the garfield park area (since I know that area) and then ID's all the Chicago Park District parks, and any school parks. Then I drew around them out to 1000 ft in every direction. Now I may be missing some, and may be missing some schools which also fall into this crazy law, but check out what 15 minutes got me:
I cant get the photo to upload/attach.... ARRGGGGHGHGHGH!
Edited by RonOglesby - Now in Texas, 02 February 2018 - 12:37 PM.