New York City is continuing their crackdown on counterfeit goods being sold on Canal Street.
On Thursday councilwoman Margaret Chin, who represents the Chinatown district, plans to introduce a bill that would punish those buying designer knockoffs.
If caught in the act, shoppers would face a $1000 fine or a year in jail.
We applaud her effort of fighting fakes, but would this new law work?
According to police, not a chance. One officer flat out said "it's never going to fly" because it would be too difficult to enforce.
Would this new law stop U from buying fakes in NYC???
- Maybe (18%)
- Yes, $1000 could buy a real designer bag (41%)
- No, it's worth the risk. (40%)
Total Votes: 9,125
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