At 12/20/11 03:29 AM, Dogbert581 wrote:
I will say this one last time, the law may say zero tolerance but policemen aren't robots: they will not enforce zero tolernce and will use common sense in deciding when to enforce it.
And I will say it again, because you are as wrong as Richard Simmons saying he's not gay; the law is zero tolerance, and it is the job of the police to enforce the law. If they don't, they are out of a job. Just because YOU say they won't enforce it does not reflect reality, unless you just so happen to be a scottish police officer who can go on record publicly and say so...
Hold that thought for a minute.
All policemen do it. I'm sure even in America (where you apparently dilsike the police) they do it.
They sure as hell didn't selectively enforce it for the kid with the guns, now did they? The guns were unloaded in a locked car and the kid had no malicious intent, but he was still expelled for it.
How many 18 year boys do you know who were arrestedand charged with statuatory rape for having sex with their 17 year old girlfriend?
Depends on how much of a shit the parents give about their daughter.
You may bang on about how it says zero tolerance, and thus anybody who carries a knife will get 4 years no matter what the reason.
We both speak the same language, dogbert, what part of this article are you not getting?
I am saying that will never happen no matter what the law says.
And you are on drugs. That wasn't the China White you bought off that dealer, it was Comet and Ajax mixed with lidocaine and it's showing through in your posts.
As I have said before, the British press tends to side against the police.
Except, the police have come out and said they will enforce a zero tolerance policy, remember?
Scotland's top law officer, Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC, said the six-week pilot will involve a zero-tolerance approach to the problem.
Mr Mulholland said: "The public will wish to enjoy the festive period in our towns and cities without fear. The zero tolerance crackdown should help to deter anyone stupid enough to think about carrying a knife.
"I am pleased the prosecution service can provide support to further deter knife crime and protect communities. If the threat of severe penalties for breaking the law deters the serious offence of knife carrying and prevents one act of violence it will have been a success.
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said: "Tackling knife crime is an absolute priority for this Government and we have made clear that Scotland's prosecutors and the courts have my full backing in using the full force of the law to punish anyone who carries or uses a knife.
"We believe the key to tackling knife crime is a combination of tough enforcement on the streets, backed by education. Latest statistics show this approach is working with the number of people caught carrying an offensive weapon down to its lowest level in a decade, and those caught carrying a knife in Scotland now being punished through the longest prison sentences in a decade."
Certainly the tabloids would love a story like 'Man who buys set of kitchen knives for his mothers christmas present gets 4 years'. Everytime an article like that appears over the enxt six weeks, feel free to PM me and rub my nose in how you were correct, until then, stop acting like you know how the British police will operate.
I don't have to know how they'll operate, I've already got their word on it. Their word > you're word.
What's pissing you off right now is you know I'm right, and there's not a thing you can do about it.
Let's review, shall we?
- The word of the article is "zero-tolerance," not "selective enforcement."
- The top law officer said they will be enforcing "zero-tolerance," with full government support.
- You refuse to admit that Zero-Tolerance means exactly what it's defined to mean.
- You refuse to see how stupid this whole situation is.
And you still want to claim you're right in this matter?