[lbo-talk] The criminalization of the poor

Bill Bartlett billbartlett at aapt.net.au
Thu Aug 11 19:11:07 PDT 2011

At 12:57 AM +0000 12/8/11, 123hop at comcast.net wrote:

>Yeah. It would be my word against the cops. I cannot vouch for the
>fact that the car was not sitting in the middle of the road and
>posing a traffic hazard at two in the morning. All I can do is
>suggest that it makes no sense for a thief to break into the car,
>start it somehow, drive it ten feet, and then abandon it. All the
>while leaving no marks of forced entry in a car with two different
>security locks.

The opportunity to cross-examine the cop telling such absurd lies in court would be more than I could resist. I'm getting excited just thinking about it. ;-)

>I decided to move on.

Yeah, I guess. But in so doing you technically concede the cop is right and you are in the wrong. At the very least a citizen should bear the responsibility for keeping the authorities in check by going to court and telling the truth. All that is required for evil to prevail... etc.

Aside from the fact that it would be fun... Its your civic duty. ;-)

Bill Bartlett Bracknell Tas

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