NY has proactive policing, the war on terror and the nanny state edicts against salt, smoking and now sugary drinks. Any policy by itself doesn't reflect an authoritarian shift, but NY has them all, making it ground zero for the new authoritarianism in America.
New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks
Here He Goes Again: Bloomberg Set To Ban All Sugary Drinks Over 16 Ounces
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