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Old 14 August 2007, 18:32   #31
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I might If I could make sense of that
Yeh reads like crap gonna edit it. LOL.

I knew what I meant anyway !
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Old 14 August 2007, 18:32   #32
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Unfortunately common sense NEVER applies these days with the law. For example the Police are more likely to do some old codger for carrying a knife than some hoodie.
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Unfortunately common sense NEVER applies these days with the law. For example the Police are more likely to do some old codger for carrying a knife than some hoodie.
So the law should be tougher for certain individuals?
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So the law should be tougher for certain individuals?
Why not?

Most EU countries for example turn a blind eye to any EU laws they don't like. It USED to be the way things were done around here. Old school coppers wouldn't have booked an old man for carrying a knife for pruning his begonias but would probably have gone out of their way to book some yob waving one around in the streets.
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Remember unlike RIBs many boat owners will actually live on their boats for a while. Imagine being securly anchored or attached to a mooring buoy for a whole weekend. A skipper has a few drinks and retires to his bunk. Then wakes up to discover another yacht has dragged his anchor in the Force 7 that has sprung up. What is he supposed to do???
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Why not?
Why not indeed!
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'Discretion' on the part of a law enforcement officer will never work while the police have targets to meet.
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It already does work. For example not every drunk in a public place gets arrested despite it being a criminal offence, the police use their discretion.
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It already does work. For example not every drunk in a public place gets arrested despite it being a criminal offence, the police use their discretion.

That's not discretion, it's a natural desire not to have a van and cell full of urine and vomit.

A mate recently lost his licence for a year for PUSHING his bike from the street to the pub carpark so he could leave it there overnight...
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That's not discretion, it's a natural desire not to have a van and cell full of urine and vomit.
Sorry Nos but we're going to disagree on this, I think it is discretion. The legislation makes it a criminal offence to be drunk in public. Push it too far, become an obvious danger to yourself and others, and you get arrested. But at what point that occurs is at the discretion of the copper.
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