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We have so many rules and offences in the books that enforcing them all would be insane, Society would grind to a halt. So apart from useless legislation we have selective enforcement, which is arbitrary and lends itself to all sort of discrimination.

But the point I want to make is this: if they were out to get you, they could very easily ensnare you with minor offences. Jaywalking, for instance. And when you tell the police officer to go fight real crime, he charges you with resisting arrest, or something. Or maybe you forgot to communicate your change of address to the whoever issued your driver's licence. Or...

Oye, vatos, dees English sink todos mi ships, chinga sus madres, so escuche: el fleet es ahora refloated, OK? — The War Nerd

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Sep 25th, 2007 at 02:21:26 AM EST
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