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Well knock -- goods you know what I'm talking about the fake ones that somebody in China makes me sends over here.
They are in high demand everything from fake Rolex Watches and golf clubs imitation Gucci and Prada bags.
But new legislation is trying to make it a crime to buy them Fox News legal analyst -- Wiehl and attorney -- from can join me now with the deet tails.
This is a fascinating story at least I'll start with tell you let's talk about what what's gonna happen to me if I'm down canal street and you and I'm buying my -- That that -- biopic brought about an and the cops of their they convicted him rolling you spend in jail for up to a year and charge a thousand dollars fine for that just isn't there.
Buying something like we do as we as consumers out re allowed to -- we want to buy.
And we're really gonna get into the mindset I mean do I really know when I'm going out there getting that person know anything about fashion maybe.
Stupid -- and I motorists from somewhere else actually don't understand canal street sleep and -- I -- and I just got a good deal that's solid up.
Are right for you -- -- let's set here from New York City councilwoman Margaret Chan who is proposing this legislation.
Here's what she says here's why you -- -- penalize these consumers.
People think it's an adventure it's always illegal for people to sell but it's not illegal for the people who buy this out.
Hopefully this law will cut on down on demand wouldn't say well I don't.
Don't know that it's gonna cut out on demand in terms of people like going to -- etc.
but I think the purpose of it is to really reach below the surface meaning that.
When you go on the street and you're seeing somebody selling something at a table.
You don't have to be genius to know they're not paying rent.
They didn't you know do to have a lot of the overhead that businesses would have seniority no there is sort of an intent to try to get around something.
When the price of a bag is 110 of what it is in the store.
You going to know something's up but it's also not a victim the situation.
These are the people that are making those products that are working in sweat -- that are under age that are working below minimum -- -- -- forgetting what can buildings that.
-- -- You're it's not in the -- minutes isn't over the weight that is a good point but then go for the people that are selling how many problems of the -- does -- sellers that are out there that are doing it legally.
Amid prosecutor as a prosecutor some of these counterfeit guys OK I got that but you're really gonna go after -- nice little seven year old lady for in from Kansas who splits his.
Have a great deal of it you're really -- -- jail with everything else it got going on in this city you're gonna -- and the reality is let's see -- you're on the street okay.
And we have one of these guys set up on its card table because that's actually sort of what it's like -- -- and I did you see this little lady coming over by this first well.
If they go after her that guy's going to be gone in twenty -- listening.
And is he coming back that's the question have you stopped I don't know we know a -- wasn't really.
Based -- deterrent in other words you you want to try to deal with behavior and and didn't sort of stop it.
If it's something that's problematic but the point is the reality is that this is not going to be passed as a lawyer at -- -- it's going to be something like a parking little work or violent.
Hey -- you want to wants -- regulate the other to welcome them sodas in this state -- this is the city doesn't want this the prosecutors don't want this I -- enough to deal would go after the big guys.
I don't think it a thousand bucks.
When we get we get maybe a hundred people here now we're talking -- don't think maybe this is a way to raise tax revenue.
-- wouldn't make a little -- I reality.
Is he gonna have.
Criminal record you're gonna have I always take time away from more serious crimes you can have the police and time away from.
I just -- people can give tickets they'll give you a ticket and you'll have to pay fought like a parking ticket and you'll have to say you didn't know and there's going to be all of those issues you know what of enforcement that a bottom line is.
Like I said before it's not that simple what about the fact that the people that put energy into making the real products they can't.
Hire there -- houses.
But now you're getting to -- look at which is these women.
-- they're making a million dollars a year they are spending thousands of dollars on designer handbags and why.
Please help out this site not now because I well I hate it get to say I do have a real coach bag but I've had it for about ten years one bag.
That's -- -- so.
I don't and you didn't go to jail for a I don't just go to jail for.
I don't have to coach just at a major lawsuit against the -- fitter and they won a lot of money and that is a good idea but.
The person in the street if that coach -- they -- looks good.
That is taught to stop them from buying -- so that's what this is about.
Last word here Karen turner Brooklyn district attorney bureau chief my seven year old mother would know and -- -- scar from -- hidden this car.
How would you prove what my mother in -- you can't go inside the intent of the somebody that's going around saying I just got a good -- -- something from someone at a card table you have to know something.
Yeah a lot children to try to take a bit tired.
We want another way to make -- guys great job bill Lee is always good.
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