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Thread: Magistrate rules that calling a cop a 'prick' is acceptable in NSW, Australia

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    Default Magistrate rules that calling a cop a 'prick' is acceptable in NSW, Australia

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/...ck-is-ok-court

    Some prick of a cop put a university student up in local court over an offensive language charge. The student had used the term on Senior Constable Adam Royds when confronted about jumping a barrier.

    Local magistrate Robbie Williams (hahaha) had this to say:

    "I consider the word prick is of a less derogatory nature than other words and it is in common usage in this country," Mr Williams said.

    New South Wales (the state that Sydney is in) Police Association slammed the ruling as they believe this signals approval of such offensive language towards their police officers.

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    I believe this was the right call by the magistrate. It probably shouldn't even have been brought to court.

    I actually like the police but do they really try to string up people for the smalles of things? If the student had shouted or been aggressive, there'd be a case. Looks like Senior Constable Royds was just being a prat.

    NSW Police need to chill out. This isn't exactly some Supreme Court precedent.
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    fuck you math class MEGA JESUS-SAMA's Avatar
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    In America you can tell a cop to suck your nuts, go fuck himself, sit on a dick, whatever, as long as you don't actually threaten him.

    It's not a great idea, it's just nice that we can.

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    If you know the system there are always ways to fuck with a cops night.

    However, they always have more ways of fucking with yours.
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    You said rape twice Hedley LaMarr's Avatar
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    In high school I always had fun making oinking noises whenever the school cop walked by.

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    Because you are a portly, wisconsin hayseed and that's simply how you communicate?
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    There is probably no need for such language and it seems that when someone gets caught doing the wrong thing, they vent at the cops.
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    this has already been dealt with a long time ago, or so i thought.

    dad was hell pissed when they ruled that you can't lock people up for swearing at police in public. that happened in the 70s or early 80s i believe.

    the next day people were taking advantage of it and calling police names.

    he punched someone a few days later for calling him a fucking pig or something like that.

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    I'm not sure what to think.

    In the olden days, sass would warrant a beating...but sass was never illegal, per se. But that was the trade off, I guess. Pigs weren't terribly professional, so feel free to mouth off at your own unofficial peril.

    Now, if you had an immaculate police force as tender as MJS's taint, and as professional as Stephen Covey...then maybe they don't deserve name calling.

    But was that ever really the case in Oz?

    I just don't know.

    Now that police are getting more professional, the ability of a civilian to be a butt has not abated in any legal sense, and yet we're further from random beatings than we've ever been.

    I'm the victim here. Me.
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    As someone who had to put up with years of being called a Brit Bastard, A Porridge Wog and a Cunt for doing my job, I think it is pretty low to allow someone to be verbally abused because of their occupation. Kein Harr is joking but right as well. He is the victim here.
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    *Porridge Wog*

    For some reason I giggled like a schoolgirl when I read that .
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