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Based on my personal encounters with Japanese police my impression is

Very favorable
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8%
Somewhat favorable
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26%
Neutral (neither favorable, nor unfavorable)
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25%
Somewhat unfavorable
7
11%
Very unfavorable
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18%
Doesn't apply to me/Have not had any personal encounters with the Japanese police
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11%
 
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The Japanese Police Thread

Unread post by Mogura » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:24 am

Ever had a brush with the law (in Japan, of course)?

What were you detained/questioned/harrassed regarding?

Did you feel like you were treated fairly and without bias by the boys in blue?

Or, did the police try to take advantage of your lack knowledge of Japanese law/your rights/your less-than-perfect Japanese skills to pull a fast one on you?

Does anyone have any real-life experiences to share?

The reason I started this thread is that the Japan's Great Legal System thread (capital punishment discussion) has started to take a turn towards this topic, so I thought it would be a good idea to start an independent discussion on this controversial topic.

Even if you do not have any real-life experiences to share, please feel free to post reference to resources pertinent to this topic if you have some to share...
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Unread post by allblacks » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:48 am

Mogs

You have been starting some pretty interesting threads. This one too.

As I have said elsewhere, the cops have stopped me on my bike something like 9 times in the last year. It was the same cop like three times. One of the other times, I was riding along and the cop came up from behind and stuck his arm out in front of me. I was so shocked that he did that. VERY dangerous indeed.

I have since remembered a fender bender that we had before at some traffic lights. A car kinda touched my rear bumper. Yeah but still enough to jolt us forward a bit. I motioned to stop but the driver piss bolted. We reported it to the cops and told them the number plate we remembered. They said it might be fake. They then came and looked at my car and took some pics. The cop then turned around and lectured me on safe driving! Bwahahaha :shock:
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Unread post by gomen » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:08 am

i've never had any problems with japanese police (so far, anyway :? ), but when i studied here at university one of the other exchange students (female) had a really nasty run-in with the local cops. all exchange students were lent free bikes by a local organisation. the bikes, of course, were nothing fancy, they looked just like any other bike. one day at the supermarket, she was pulled aside by an undercover cop and told to come with him. she'd been grocery shopping for quite a while, so how long had this guy been watching her? anyway, the cop had magically identified her bike as stolen (how he did that, i don't know, as it looked like every other bike parked at the supermarket, and there were a lot of bikes!), and had her at the cop shop fingerprinted and whatnot before they could get onto a japanese friend (early days at uni, her japanese was very limited), who explained to the cops that these bikes were given to us from that organisation, etc. turned out that the bike wasn't properly registered, or something, and they let her go.

pretty frightening, huh?

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Unread post by MrX » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:58 pm

Apart from having to show my ID to some middle-aged loser who'd been assigned to wandering around the ticket gates at the train station, I haven't personally had any problems with the police here. I've taught a few of them and they seemed all right off duty. Still, if the constant stream of media reports is anything to go by, the police here generally commit more crimes than they prevent, so I'm not sure I'll be in good hands if I'm ever in trouble.
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Unread post by sambo- » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:49 pm

Ive had various run-ins with the cops, nothing bad though. Usually if Im lost(I travel around lots here so it happens quite a bit) the first person I look for is a cop, or if theres a Koban at hand I rock up to one of those. I tend to find that they are usually quite accommodating, giving accurate directions and in one case I had a cop on a bike actually take the time to get off and walk with me half way to my destination,(this was in Amori)-

I live in Osaka Shi, and it seems that cops here are usually quite happy to help out. Sometimes my friends and I booze it up on a balcony indoors(large shopping area actually), that may seem a little scummy but actually loads of the local Japanese salarymen do the same thing. Anyway we got stopped by the cops once and told that drinking and smoking is not allowed indoors in this particular area. I pointed out that lots of people where doing the same thing, the cop then explained that its just his duty to inform us so that if anything goes tits-up(ie-a can falls from a great height and cracks some poor slag`s head open) then he`s done his duty...so please be carful. Back home Id prob not get away with questioning a policeman`s authority

The only negative experiences Ive had are as follows. When I lost my cell-phone I had to fill out various forms(my no-1 pet hate is paperwork, sends me mental) it took about 2 hours to do so. Also when my girlfriend got her wallet snatched the same thing. It was ridiculous we were getting into measurements of the wallet. That took about 3 hours!

Ive heard some horror stories from my friends of course, one of my roommates in Sendai got randomly stopped jogging one night and asked for ID. He tried to explain that he tends not to carry anything whilst running but the cop made him walk back to the apartment and grab his gaijin card. After examining it the cop proceeded to laugh a bit at his name(granted it twas a bit unusual)-but I still think this is a bit uncalled for. I dont know how true this story is however as I didnt wittiness it. And then theres the urban legend about the bloke that got run over by a car and got the blame for "hitting" the car. Anybody know if this tale is actually true?

Anyway I guess as long as you behave yourself you should be fine. If your gonna get up to badness then dont expect the cops to go easy, at the end of the day your a foreign person in their country and you gotta respect the laws when your here.-When in Rome and all that! 8)
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Unread post by MacGyver » Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:19 pm

Not really had much contact with the fuzz here except for getting pulled over while riding with someone on the back of my scooter years ago. A friend of mine, on the other hand, has had a number of run-ins with the boys in blue and one occasion he called me to bail him out. Here's what happened:

He was walking down a footpath on a fairly busy street outside of Yokohama station when he decided to walk onto the road and a car full of young punks came up behind him and decided to beep their horn incessantly for him to move. He did but didn't have much room to maneuver out of the way as there was a wall to his left and as they went past he lightly brushed the back of their car with his hand. They stopped and started yelling all sorts of uncalled for nonsense at him so he just walked past them and spat on the hood. They proceeded to get out of the car and get physical with him. As he was outnumbered and didn't want to do any serious damage to them (he's proficient in Kali and physically very powerful), he headed to the nearest "safe house", which was the Tavern (one of our regular hang-outs at the time). Someone then called the cops (not sure if it was him or the punks) who hauled him and the punks to the nearest cop shop. It was at this point I got a phone call from him asking me to come down and interpret for him. When I got there, the punks were on the first floor and very hostile; in fact they yelled at me from a distance as I walked in with a copper. What cheesed me off was I had nothing to do with it yet they still had a go at me and the cop did nothing at all!

My mate was in an interrogation room but at first a copper went through the whole story with me without him present. I don't remember exactly how the rest of the night went down, but basically the coppers told me that unless my mate admitted guilt - that is admitted to spitting on their car - and then paid Y50K to the punks in restitution he would be held overnight in the clink. So he did, wrote a "confession" which the coppers dictated, and cleaned the spot on the guy's car where had spat. Oh, and of course he had to apologize to the punks.

At the time it struck me that the cops weren't interested in justice being done and were only interested in the punks interests. As far as they were concerned, it would be better for my mate just to pay up and be on his way. In hindsight, perhaps he should have stuck to his guns and not given in to their demands, but at the time in the lion's den it seemed far easier to just pay up and get the fark out rather than fight it on principle.
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Unread post by Sankyuberymucho » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:41 pm

MacGyver wrote:Not really had much contact with the fuzz here except for getting pulled over while riding with someone on the back of my scooter years ago. A friend of mine, on the other hand, has had a number of run-ins with the boys in blue and one occasion he called me to bail him out. Here's what happened:

He was walking down a footpath on a fairly busy street outside of Yokohama station when he decided to walk onto the road and a car full of young punks came up behind him and decided to beep their horn incessantly for him to move. He did but didn't have much room to maneuver out of the way as there was a wall to his left and as they went past he lightly brushed the back of their car with his hand. They stopped and started yelling all sorts of uncalled for nonsense at him so he just walked past them and spat on the hood. They proceeded to get out of the car and get physical with him. As he was outnumbered and didn't want to do any serious damage to them (he's proficient in Kali and physically very powerful), he headed to the nearest "safe house", which was the Tavern (one of our regular hang-outs at the time). Someone then called the cops (not sure if it was him or the punks) who hauled him and the punks to the nearest cop shop. It was at this point I got a phone call from him asking me to come down and interpret for him. When I got there, the punks were on the first floor and very hostile; in fact they yelled at me from a distance as I walked in with a copper. What cheesed me off was I had nothing to do with it yet they still had a go at me and the cop did nothing at all!

My mate was in an interrogation room but at first a copper went through the whole story with me without him present. I don't remember exactly how the rest of the night went down, but basically the coppers told me that unless my mate admitted guilt - that is admitted to spitting on their car - and then paid Y50K to the punks in restitution he would be held overnight in the clink. So he did, wrote a "confession" which the coppers dictated, and cleaned the spot on the guy's car where had spat. Oh, and of course he had to apologize to the punks.

At the time it struck me that the cops weren't interested in justice being done and were only interested in the punks interests. As far as they were concerned, it would be better for my mate just to pay up and be on his way. In hindsight, perhaps he should have stuck to his guns and not given in to their demands, but at the time in the lion's den it seemed far easier to just pay up and get the fark out rather than fight it on principle.
Damn that story is fucked up. Personally I would have refused to pay and just spent the night in the slammer. For me Y50K is a lot of money, and also the principle involved.

Personally I never had any problems with the cops where I lived. My only dealings with them was the couple of times I witnessed a traffic accident and had to give a statement. I never got stopped and asked for ID, or had my bike checked during the 2 years I was in japan. I guess it depends on the town whether the cops bother with stuff like that. Actually it is kind of fortunate because when I first arrived in Japan I was kind of clueless and picked up a couple of bikes I assumed were abandoned (repaired the punctures etc) and then used them for transport. There is no way I would risk that if I ever returned to japan. I would just buy a bicycle and go through the proper procedures.

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Unread post by FuzzySchwartz » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:52 pm

I think the police are more far and easy going than the police in the United States. I personally know the police system in the United States my degree is in Law Enforcement and I went through the academy before coming here. It is there job to check gaijin cards and passports. I have a favorable impression on the police because I had lost my wallet about a week ago and they said it was just a "serious situation" and they helped me with the paper work and contacting my bank. Very helpful. I was even more pleased with them when they had found it and contacted me.

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Unread post by Shawn » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:02 pm

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Unread post by bshabu » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:55 pm

I remember that, Shawn. After that happened, then PM Koizumi, made a speech on how he was going to revamp the national police to make them tuffer. In the USA they would have just shot him. In Korea, they guy would be dead or near dead as well.

As for me, my brush with the law was in Osaka. The key to by bike broke off in the lock. I then went to the koban for some help. They told me to bring the bike there and they would help. 2 blocks and a half of a eki of hauling my bike on one tire I finally arrive and proceeded to get my id out so they can check it with the registry. But as soon as I reached for my wallet, the cop already cut the lock and task me if I wanted the lock. I said no and he told me I could go.

I didn't know if I should have been happy or angry. Happy they didn't feel the need to check my ID or angry for having to get my bike instead of them coming with me.
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Unread post by Level3 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:09 pm

No real pesonal brushes with the law, but it seems the worst cases occur when you NEED a cop and they don't do jack shit, and then lecture the victim, as if everything is the victim's fault. Lawyers can make cases and journalists can write stories about unjustly jailed gaijin, however the number of cases of cops doing nothing greatly outnumbers those, but just don't really make good material for an activist, lawyer or journalist. What is there to write after the first story? Nothing much, because nothing much happens (until maybe a stalker actually kills a victim, THEN police AND journalists are all over the story)

This is particularly sickening when the victims are female friends who are being chased, stalked and even assaulted.
Of my 3 female freinds who have had such problems and gone to the police, none of them got help.
The one who actually got attacked by a band of punks was lectured by the Nara keisatu and told not to be out alone at night,
which is pretty fucking hard when eikaiwa workdays end at 9PM. I guess those fuckers enjoy making grown women cry. Crying women IS a fetish of Japanese men, isn't it?

Lazy, lazy fucks when important stuff happens.

But when I lost my wallet, or needed directions, they're quite helpful.

Shit... it's FOUR female friends, not 3. And that's not "friend of a friend" hearsay, but straight from the horse's mouth
in each case.
The one who got attacked by the long-term stalker got some police attention that day, but they didn't even arrest him.
Luckily, he killed himself later that evening. :|
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Unread post by Spastic_Tactician » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:08 am

No argument here. The biggest problem is not that they are overzealous about anything, its the alarming apathy when something happens that should command their attention.
I live in a pretty shady section of Osaka and the building I live in is somewhat of a well known business place for the 9 fingered variety of Japanese underworld figures and their associates. A couple of years ago, I came home from work around 11 o'clock and was pretty shaken to blunder into what was clearly an ambush waiting to be sprung. A total of 5 or 6 rough looking guys lurking in the shadows and corners just oozing bad intentions. I nearly shat myself and beelined for the elevator.
Maybe 20 minutes later, there comes a gawdawful racket from the entrance to the building and, upon investigation a while later, there's this huge pool of blood in front of the elevator. Other tenants of the building actually witnessed the dead or unconcious body of a man being hauled out into the back alley.
Of course, the police were called and, while police were informed that there were several people in the building who had witnessed either the pre or post ambush activity, they chose to ignore their duty and did not take a statement or gather information from any of us.
A Gaijin hostess in the building who is on rather familiar terms with the local gangsters found out that the incident was indeed a murder. It was retribution for an earlier killing in Kyushu.

Now...I'm not saying that I would be first in line to testify against these guys or would in any way like to volunteer to get on their shit list, but...It would have been reassuring if the cops had lifted even a token finger to make the inncoent bystanders in the building feel a bit safer. There's something to be said for knowing that the violent criminals in your immediate vicinity are not completely above the law.

Where I come from, we don't have a serious organised crime presence, so I'm not too familiar with how the cops would respond to a situation like this in other countries, but I would like to think that they would do something, if only for the sake of appearances.
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Unread post by Haywood Jablome » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:24 pm

they chose to ignore their duty and did not take a statement or gather information from any of us.
Yak's probably bribed the cops. Hell, I bet they even told the cops it was revenge for another murder and the cops probably closed that other case.
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Unread post by novacaine » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:24 pm

i live in a fairly dodgy area in osaka - my apartment is full of noisy wankers and last night i had enough - the numpty next door came home at 3am and woke me up with his noise so i banged on the wall three times.

he goes FUCKING MENTAL and attacks my door with a screwdriver shouting at the top of his voice - i of course call the fuzz and they arrive about 10 minutes later.

i explain the situation and they talk to this fella, its the second time he's been seen by them cos the first time was during the world cup (noisy again aparantly).

anyways, the sargent or whatever comes and tells me off a little for causing a disturbance, i humbly apologise to everyone including the asshole because this is japan and i also don't fancy skewered kidneys. result - no sleep and a trip to the estate agents - moving next week with any luck.

anyways, the police were very nice and pretty sympathetic towards me - they told me about how this is japan and the walls are very thin so dont make a fucking noise - i said sorry a lot and they seemed happy.

i'm waiting now for the nutter to come home and see if he tries anything. if you read a report in the paper next week about a foreigner brutally murdered in osaka then this has been my last post! :)

over all fairly impressed with the cops... so far.
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Unread post by Monkeynuts » Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:02 pm

I posted this link in another thread but it didn't get many bites so I'll try again as exusagi noted probably the most interesting part of it is that the police seemingly failed to do proper checks before allowing a guy to get a shotgun. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7257072.stm

From what I've read about the Japanese police over the years my view of them is sceptical to say the least. I have the same opinion as Mickey Rourke's in Barfly when asked if he hated the police,"No, but I seem to feel better when they're not around."

Personally I've had two encounters with the police in Japan. The first time was when I was living in a Nova apartment and my flatmates woke me up at 10am cos there was a copper at the door and they spoke no Japanese. As is often the case when a Japanese speaking gaijin is called the Japanese end up speaking bad English anyway and ignoring any attempts to switch to Jap leaving you to wonder just what the fuck you were called for in the first place. Turned out there was a problem with the rubbish,the bag had been put out in the wrong place or something,seemed a load of bollocks,maybe we put the bag in the next building's rubbish area and they complained I can barely remember but it didn't seem to warrant a call from the police. The copper just kept repeating "good boys,good girls,common sense" and being typically goofy as if he'd never seen a white person before.

The second time was good. I'd had some money stolen after being less than careless one day and only bothered to go to the police cos of my gf nagging. It was in the region of 20万 and after filing a report I never heard anything from the police until two years later when I got a call from a copper asking if I was still in Japan,etc. I confirmed this and he hung up. Then about a fortnight later I got another call saying they had found the guy who nicked the money and I could come to the station and collect it. Seems he'd been living in another prefecture when they caught him. The interesting thing was they said that he was living with his gf and had a small child so rather than charge him they would just make him pay the money back. I couldn't care less as I never expected to see the cash again and I didn't feel like kicking up a stink but it was kinda strange how they went about it.

All in all can't really complain about the police as I've never been stopped by them. I did once have a run in with the fire brigade when a guy in my building set fire to it. About a dozen fire engines turned up as it was a big fuckoff apartment block and I guess they take no chances,the police were also there too but I only spoke to fire people. Nobody got hurt and it gave me something to talk about in Voice. Apparently it was the second time a Nova teacher had caused the fire brigade to turn up after a previous fire a couple of years earlier.
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Unread post by Tall Tall Tree » Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:25 pm

How did the police know that it was that particular guy who had stolen your particular cash, I wonder?

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Unread post by exUsagiCoalMiner » Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:35 pm

Tall Tall Tree wrote:How did the police know that it was that particular guy who had stolen your particular cash, I wonder?
That is interesting.
Also very interesting that they can find a guy who stole 20K in another prefecture, but still can;t even manage to get a lead in the Hawker(?) case....
Fuck-tards.

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Unread post by Monkeynuts » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:11 pm

CCTV,they showed me pics they had of him. I too was very surprised that it took so long but it was great to get the cash back. Getting unpaid wages is even better though. :D
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Unread post by Shawn » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:43 pm

There was this beauty on JT today. :mrgreen:
Friday, February 29, 2008 at 11:21 EST

NAGOYA — Police on Friday arrested a man for stealing a poster of an actress from a "koban" (police box) in Nagoya. Kiyoshi Hata, 68, was arrested for allegedly stealing a tax campaign poster featuring actress Mikako Tabe at a police box around 11 p.m. on Thursday night.


Hata smashed the glass panels to remove the poster from the wall and then called police four times, using the phone in the koban. "Why isn't there anyone here? Where are you?" he reportedly yelled. He was arrested near JR Nagoya station after he again called police from a public phone.

According to police, an officer was sleeping in back during the incident but said later that he heard nothing. Police say the suspect was drunk and denies the allegation.
Total pwnage. Not only does the guy break into a koban and steal something, he uses their phone to taunt them!

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Unread post by exUsagiCoalMiner » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:51 pm

Fucking awesome!!!!
May many others (not those of us who can be deported) find inspiration from this!!!

My GF and I once waited in the Yodoyabashi koban for 15 minutes knocking on all the doors and windows to find a cop. Place was deserted and everything was wide open (with gear sitting around).
Granted we were just making sure it was OK to set off fireworks by the river (as we had been run out of a park - by RENT-A-COPS - the week before), but still.....

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Unread post by redpower » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:55 am

I was arrested for drink driving, something I am not too proud of by the way, and I have to say that while the process of the case against me was pretty shit, I turned up at the place i was told to and there was no English translation, the police officers who pursued the case were decent enough if a bit cheeky.
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Unread post by Privileged » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:37 pm

I have a granny bike I sometimes ride... drunk... at night, with no light.

Actually there's a light but it's broken.

I'm stopped CONSTANTLY for this. I mean 5 mins, then the next 5 mins, then 5 mins later. Takes forever to get anywhere cuz EVERY TIME they look up the number, radio it in for a check, and THEN LET ME GO -- which I know is a complete jackoff session because I bought the bike used from some Japanese lady so it should be VERY VERY obvious it is not registered to me. I mean... if they were looking for a stolen bike, which is presumably the case -- all signs should indicate they've found one!

One time I was biking up Dogenzaka right by Hachiko Exit (Shibuya) and was pulled over by a police CAR -- mars lights, the whole thing. Must have been a very slow night! They took me in the koban and detained me for oh I dunno, 30 mins? I was well-inebriated so I didn't mind much what was going on. Ah and the best part is I had just lost my wallet so had no ID. They took down a bunch of information, where I work, etc, obviously I could have been making it up and even at the time I'm thinking what, you're gonna call my work and tell them I was riding a bike at night? Even my boss would find that funny...

I finally sprung Y100 on a new light.

So in answer to the question, the cops are nice enough, but annoying too. I always wonder if they'd pull a Japanese person over for biking with no light, or radio in the bike number every time. So mildly annoying but as racism goes, a foreigner-bicycle fixation isn't much to complain about.

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Unread post by exUsagiCoalMiner » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:11 pm

I've seen them stop Japanese people for not having a light, not having the light turned on and for double-riding.
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Unread post by Wage Slave » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:44 pm

I hate people riding bikes at night with no lights. Around my way it is rampant and it frightens the shit out of me when I am driving. I wish the police would pull a few more people over and remind them how important it is.
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Unread post by allblacks » Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:30 pm

Good point there. I hate it when people come out of streets blindly and almost hit you when you are riding a bike and they are in their car. Daytime of course.
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Unread post by Wage Slave » Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:40 pm

Yeah, fair dues. I have done quite a lot of cycling and motorcycling and I know what you mean.

I would personally be mortified if I were to ever knock someone off their bike. Car drivers always need to remember who can stop quickly (ie cars) and who is exremely vulnerable (people on bikes) if there is an accident.
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Unread post by sambo- » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:50 pm

It never ceases to amaze me how many cops there are in this country and their main concern is bike crime(which I guess is understandable as so many people ride bikes over here) which they are quite efficient in solving however when it comes to the important stuff they balls-up again and again. Whatever happened to the bloke that killed that poor English girl last year? Will they ever catch him? Maybe if he stole a bike for his getaway! :roll:
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Unread post by exUsagiCoalMiner » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:07 am

Another good one. This time, bad investigative procedures...
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Unread post by Wage Slave » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:00 pm

A bit of credit where credit is due.

Around my way the main road near us gets visited quite often by a particularly noisy and large group of right winger/fascist types on Sundays. They annoy me quit a bit as they play a recording of an angry crowd shouting and chanting about something or other. My wife can't make out the details of it. This to me seems like cheating - If you have an angry crowd fair enough but playing a recording of one at incredible volume on a Sunday afternoon is chicken shit as is hiding behind ambulance style windows in your vehicles.

I needed to go the the conbini to get some cigarettes this Sunday. When I got there the police were everywhere. Riot police with their batons drawn lined up ready to go at a moment's notice, busloads of re-enforcements lurking in the side roads, spotters on the high ground, athletic looking guys in sharp suits talking into radios you name it. A pretty credible show of force to say the least.

I cautiously made my way into the middle of all this. They made it perfectly clear whose side they were on and I honestly felt a lot better for it.
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Unread post by InTheColdLightOfDay » Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:45 am

Wage Slave wrote: If you have an angry crowd fair enough but playing a recording of one at incredible volume on a Sunday afternoon is chicken shit as is hiding behind ambulance style windows in your vehicles.
Hadn't seen one of those blacked-out window bus dealies for ages, then saw one on my way to work the other day.
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