Saturday, April 26, 2008

Cops On Acid

Student gets $628 ticket for sitting on park ledge

"Most people who walk by Émilie Gamelin Park downtown see its many granite surfaces as an invitation to sit and relax.
Dozens were doing just that in the sun yesterday and ever since the park opened in 1992.
But as a Concordia University student found out Saturday, Montreal police, if they so choose, can hit you with a $628 ticket for nothing more menacing than sitting on a ledge. (...) The Victoria native's ticket cited his offending behaviour as "using urban equipment for uses other than those intended."

The gendarmes saw him take pictures of them leaning on some people having a drink in the park so they probably took offense and leaned on him. In western culture now it's a crime to just live your life.

Woman fined for letting crumbs hit the pavement

"She said: "I had just picked up Chloe from nursery. We were both hungry so I got us a sausage roll to share. I had a bite and then bent down to give a bit to Chloe who was on her bike.
“A tiny bit missed her mouth and fell on the floor and seconds later some pigeons flew down and grabbed it. I crossed the road and was approached by two men - at first I thought they were canvassers as they were dressed in tracksuit bottoms.
“But one came up to me, said he was from the council and said I was going to be fined for dropping litter.”

She added: “I felt really small and humiliated. I was treated like I was a criminal. Where is the common sense? It was a small, bite-sized piece - just big enough for her mouth.
“I went back to take a picture of the 'litter’, but it had been gobbled by pigeons. There was no litter there at all.”

Massachusetts Police Get Black Uniforms to Instill Sense of 'Fear'

"The city's new police commissioner, William Fitchet, says members of the department's Street Crime Unit will again don black, military-style uniforms as part of his strategy to deal with youth violence.
Fitchet's predecessor, Edward Flynn, had ditched the black attire as part of an effort to soften the image of the unit. Flynn left Springfield in January to become the police chief in
Sgt. John Delaney told a city council hearing Wednesday that the stark uniforms send a message to criminals that officers are serious about making arrests.
Delaney said a sense of "fear" has been missing for the past few years

Border Patrol To Use Paintball Guns

I think they feel that if they can't catch 'em they'll make it a sport.

London cop fired for sampling the wares

"LONDON (Reuters) - A police officer was forced to resign on Wednesday for having sex with a prostitute at a building he had been sent to investigate to see if it was a brothel."

He found out, didn't he?


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