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Laws that seem stupid

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This is another fascinating topic that comes with its own can of worms. Lots of the arguments surrounding law and society can actually be traced back to early ancient Rome where a rowdy commoner could be dragged from the crowd, stripped and flogged, followed by a good old-fashion beheading; all without a chance of appeal. The good old days! The civilised Brits didn't introduce a police force until the 18th century and then only to protect the interests of the growing class of industrialists and keep the new underclasses at bay.

Really all comes down to questions about how the State maintains power and authority and monopolises its right to use violence in society by maintaining standards and seemingly 'stupid' laws that only serve to advantage the State. Sad part is it has produced an endless stream of gin-soaked ignorant lawyers who feed off the misery of others.
Posted by Mr Opinion, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 1:12:27 PM
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Wise words o sung wo be assured I am no hater of the police, have won good mates because of my understanding what the world would be like without them
Too understand some are only following orders
Elephant ears, highway parol commander much loved by all, handed out more warnings than tickets
Mr Opinion yes very true not sure why but some laws are mad
One miserable person, NEAR A PARK, forced council to put up a sign warning kids to play without making a noise.
Councils are home of not very bright failures
Posted by Belly, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 3:38:23 PM
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Hi there BELLY old mate...

There's an old legal maxim that goes along something like this; '...the public deserve the police force they get...'? Meaning I guess, whoever the public vote into to office, they deserve the status and quality of law-enforcement, the elected government gives them.

Be that as it may. Policing is a co-operative venture. And for it to succeed and function successfully, requires assistance from the public, as well as a high standard of professional policing. Law-enforcement can't work effectively, with one, without the other.
Posted by o sung wu, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 5:33:10 PM
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o sung wo that special bond most cops have with each other is noted and understood
This thread is not a kick a cop one
Now once, in my area we radio operators set out bases and start finish points, to give a running report on the local annual long distance push bike race
Half the competitors being cops
Highway patrol called it off, mid race one year
Let me tell you the air was blue,and cop on cop
We have bicycle lanes, but riders often ignore them and ride three abreast on the road?
Posted by Belly, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 6:03:59 PM
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It used to be a case of one bad apple in every crate, now it appears to be half a crate in every crate !
Posted by individual, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 7:42:40 PM
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http://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/213-dollar-fine-drivers-leave-car-003258245.html

Yahoo Finance has confirmed with NSW Police that the penalty for leaving your vehicle unlocked and walking away further than 3 metres is now $114.

This is blatent theft.
The real crime is stealing someone elses car.

Now they want to make regular people criminals if we don't do due diligence to prevent other criminals.

This country 's going downhill real fast.
Posted by Armchair Critic, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 9:40:13 PM
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