You know you are living in a police state when

You know you are living in a police state when you get 8 months in jail and a 12 month driving ban, not for speeding, but for having a laser jammer and giving the police the finger.

But don’t fret.  The police in this police state maintain a website and twitter account to promote (celebrate) their successes.  For safety and crime statistics you need to go to a different place.

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45 Responses to You know you are living in a police state when

  1. manalive

    Police were unable to ascertain his speed but charged him with perverting the course of justice, which he pleaded guilty to at court …

    He must’ve had a crappy lawyer, as my lawyer advised on the one occasion I had a minor brush with PC plod (so far): ‘you never plead guilty’.

  2. …mobile safety camera…

    I’ve always wondered how mobile and fixed ‘safety cameras’ actually provide safety, how and to whom?

    The fact that these ‘safety cameras’ generate so much revenue, and increasingly so each year, would lead one to believe that they don’t work.

    If this sort of record was noted by Work Safe, there’d be major investigations, criminal actions and maybe even a Royal Commission.

  3. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The same country has today also sentenced a baby to death because he has embarrassed their evil health service

    In a righteous world we would end all diplomatic ties with Britain and bomb them.

  4. Shane

    Be rather tragic if he were to be radicalised by some returning ISIS fighters in jail.
    Oh hang on, they aren’t in jail, are they?

  5. Ubique

    It looks to me like the driver is conducting classical music, as one does when listening to a favourite piece.

  6. Garry

    Main crime was denying the state of possible revenue.

  7. Crazyoldranga

    You might want to point out that this is UK based not Australian IN the article. More bullshit from a man (woman?) that steals another’s name. I only “discovered” this site recently, but so many articles and comments are juvenile and pathetic. Libertarian? I think not.

  8. Helen

    Traffic Constable Andrew Forth, who led the investigation for North Yorkshire Police, said afterward: “If you want to attract our attention, repeatedly gesturing at police camera vans with your middle finger while you’re driving a distinctive car fitted with a laser jammer is an excellent way to do it.

    So someone is attacking you, raping you, robbing your house, you can always get police attention by doing the above. sarc off

  9. Up The Workers!

    Crime Stats?

    I thought we scrapped those after the last two A.L.P.-appointed Chief Commissioners of the Victorian Police Farce were both caught blatantly gillarding the statistics.

    Nowadays crime stats are kept down, in Mogadishu-by-the-Yarra, by forbidding police to actually chase any bad guys (lest they actually catch one – remember the 8 hooning offences in a three-month period in the Prime Ministerial vehicle during Gillard’s term, which embarrassingly had to be covered up).

    There is also the Ashton’s Circus Ringmaster gillarding repeatedly that neither he, nor his seeing-eye-dog, can see any sign of terrorists (despite the two mass murders in Bourke Street and Flinders Street in a 12 month period), nor of daily car-jackings, nor of nightly home-invasions, nor of Apex gangs, nor of baseball-bat-armed jewellery fancying youths, nor of blatant anti-Christian racism, nor of A.L.P. Parliamentary Allowance rorting, nor of A.L.P. rorting of election funding and use of public servants for partisan purposes, nor of A.L.P. blatant cheating and election-rigging at State elections.

    Crime stats?

    They couldn’t be less accurate if the comically innumerate Wayne Swan was compiling them.

  10. Egor

    I don’t believe that anywhere in Australia, even in Victoria, would a Court dare to give a laser jammer / finger at the State doer a gaol sentence. Good on us.

  11. A quick look at the North Yorkshire Police facebook page indicates this particular case may have been rather counter-productive for their PR.

  12. JC

    You might want to point out that this is UK based not Australian IN the article.

    We know that. Seeing our legal and our social system (to a large part) derives from the UK, we took an interest.

    More bullshit from a man (woman?) that steals another’s name. I only “discovered” this site recently, but so many articles and comments are juvenile and pathetic. Libertarian? I think not.

    So no comment on a guy getting 8 months for raising his index finger at a camera then? Fuck you.

  13. Bruce in WA

    Fuck you

    Succinctly put, JC.

  14. Dear Crazyoldranga. Welcome to the Cat.

    You might want to point out that this is UK based not Australian IN the article.

    Do you mean in the brief 2 paragraphs written? It must have been very difficult and time consuming for you to click the link to work out it goes to a UK website.

    I only “discovered” this site recently, but so many articles and comments are juvenile and pathetic. Libertarian? I think not.

    Yes. Libertarian. You are not forced to pay for this site, and you are free to leave any time you like (and not be charged for not reading).

    You also forgot the TM after the “ranga” in your name.

  15. Robber Baron

    UK…another Trump shit hole.

  16. Sydney Boy

    Can someone explain why they have clearly shown the guy’s face but then blanked out the licence plate?

  17. Crazyoldranga

    JC and Bruce in WA, very grown up. Congratulations. Spartacus, I appreciate not paying for the site and also that all comments appear to be published. Not sure about the ™ after my site name.

  18. JC

    Can I suggest there maybe a little fake news about this story. The guy was had a radio jammer in his car, which was being used. May be the cop is bullshitting in that the dude was jailed for carrying an in-use jamming device and not for the figure salute.

  19. A Lurker

    Yorkshire Police? Aren’t they the same crowd who turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to all those Asian (i.e. Pakistani) grooming gangs who were gang raping thousands of young and innocent girls in their counties?

  20. Shane

    I forwarded the photo & story to one of my brothers & his reply sums it up well
    ”….But of course, they will tolerate career criminals, that’s a judges bread and butter for a respectable life.
    Wear a mask, gloves or other means of evading detection when committing a crime or on the way to where you will potentially commit a crime, I’ve never heard that being described or prosecuted as “perverting the course of justice”….”

  21. manalive

    According to Wiki radar jammers are not illegal in UK and the rozzers were unable to ascertain his speed, it seems unless anyone in UK who exceeds the speed limit and doesn’t immediately hand themselves in is perverting the course of justice.

  22. jupes

    The same country has today also sentenced a baby to death because he has embarrassed their evil health service

    That is just absolutely appalling. They won’t even let the baby go to Italy for treatment even after Italy made the little mite a citizen so he could. They are holding him prisoner in the hospital and police are stopping his parents from taking him out. The hospital have turned off the machines but the little fella is still breathing.

    The evil fuckers are now hoping he will die soon. What is wrong with these people?

  23. A Lurker

    The evil fuckers are now hoping he will die soon. What is wrong with these people?

    You answered your own question.
    Simply put, they are evil.

  24. jupes

    Can I suggest there maybe a little fake news about this story. The guy was had a radio jammer in his car, which was being used. May be the cop is bullshitting in that the dude was jailed for carrying an in-use jamming device and not for the figure salute.

    Even so, eight months for a radio jammer? That’s pretty much eight months for speeding.

    Perverting the course of justice? What a crock!

  25. Tel

    That is just absolutely appalling. They won’t even let the baby go to Italy for treatment even after Italy made the little mite a citizen so he could. They are holding him prisoner in the hospital and police are stopping his parents from taking him out. The hospital have turned off the machines but the little fella is still breathing.

    And it’s the second time they did this. Another baby died last year IIRC when there was a chance (admittedly small) to save it.

    And if you ask people about free market health care they tell you it’s no good … here’s two examples where people freely donate to help a difficult cause and yet the state blocks it. Go figure. It’s like they don’t want any competition or something.

  26. yarpos

    Obviously not in Straya, yu could violently assault or even kill someone and not get that much prison time, if you have an experienced (avoided saying good) lawyer, a troubled childhood and/or the preferred ethnicities.

  27. Arky

    You might want to point out that this is UK based not Australian IN the article.

    ..
    Sparticus is one of my least favourite posters here.
    But that criticism is retarded.
    Post more stuff like this and less of your usual annoying drivel Sparticus.

  28. Eyrie

    Crazyoldranga, I’ll be polite, PLEASE FUCK OFF.

  29. Jimf

    If this was a young female POC driving a Prius, she would be a Twitter hero, and definitely not be incarcerated. I saw this on twatter and thought it was a parody account

  30. Sparticus is one of my least favourite posters here.

    You are making me blush!

  31. Arky

    Well let us face it.
    You’re no Kates.
    But keep up the good work.

  32. Boambee John

    Crazyoldranga

    Welcome to the Cat Julia!

  33. mundi

    The point of this is to show the massive divide between aggression against the state, and aggression against individuals.

    Someone stole $300,000 from my wife’s work, and by all accounts isn’t going to get any prison time at all. And it has taken 7 years for the police to even get around to prosecuting it.

  34. mizaris

    How about what happens IN Australia?

    86 year old father in law woken at 10pm by a phone call – oic of the local police station ringing to tell him that a couple of their finest would be calling at his home in the next half hour. They were going to issue him with an infringement notice for failing to pay his gun licences on time. FIL tells him less than politely, to fuck off. OIC rings back to confirm that it is not a crank call. 10.30pm – two fully armed, flak-jacketed rozzers on his doorstep. They asked to come inside to conduct their business. FIL tells him less than politely that No – they can stand out in the weather. Infringement notice duly completed on the doorstep as well as a record of the conversation.

    This is an 86 year old man who is a full time carer for his ill and disabled wife. They go to bed early. They did not sleep for the rest of the night worried about (a) what had happened to the original notice of payment due; (b) why was there not a follow up notice that the payment had been missed; (c) who had raided their mailbox and taken the renewal paperwork – because now they knew that the old man has guns somewhere; and so blisteringly angry that they couldn’t go back to sleep anyway.

    When he asked the coppers why they were there at 10.30pm they said that it had been a quiet night so they thought that they could knock over some outstanding paperwork.

    Police state much????

  35. Bruce in WA

    JC and Bruce in WA, very grown up.

    You’re welcome.

  36. cui bono

    Just another Range Rover driver revealing their feelings.

  37. Robbo

    That poor bastard would have been OK in Victoria provided that he appeared before Judge Gaynor. She just gave a young Somali thug a slap on the wrist via a community based order after he was found guilty of a violent robbery of a jewellers shop. It wasn’t his first conviction, in fact it wasn’t even his second conviction but the good lady judge thinks he is worth letting back onto the streets. He left the court smirking but I have no doubt he will be back. Hopefully no one will die from his next venture.

  38. Kneel

    “… yu could violently assault or even kill someone and not get that much prison time…”

    True – but if you fail to pay your tithe taxes, they’ll lock you up and throw the key away…

  39. Motelier

    Crazyoldranga
    #2694424, posted on April 24, 2018 at 3:58 pm
    You might want to point out that this is UK based not Australian IN the article. More bullshit from a man (woman?) that steals another’s name. I only “discovered” this site recently, but so many articles and comments are juvenile and pathetic. Libertarian? I think not

    Well you could organise a post through the Doomlord. Lots have done it. I am pretty sure you would be “up to the task”.

  40. Dagney J Taggart

    If this happened in Yorkshire, where is his knotted hankie hat? And I think the 8 month sentence for perverting the course of justice stemmed from him fibbing to the police and then disposing of the device – i.e. destroying evidence. And also, probably, from being in possession of drawer full of unregistered butter knives.

  41. flyingduk

    I still hold that speeding is a victimless crime, and given there can be no crime without a victim, not a crime at all. Its no different to thinking about hurting someone…but not doing it. By all means punish me *if* my velocity causes an accident, but not if it doesn’t.

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