READ this article carefully. The premise of the article is that misdemeanor level offenses are being made criminal. Common misdemeanor offenses like larceny, damage of property, drug possession, weapons possession, and assault. These are crimes all day long. I think the author is wanting to decriminalize these offenses. Really?
Officers quietly wield a lot of unchecked prosecutorial power.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2018/12/26/opinion/police-prosecutors-misdemeanors.html