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bobinedmonton
25-08-2008, 07:36 AM
I attended the Fringe Festival on Sunday! Great day, great entertainment, great food ... everything wonderful. On the way back to my car, I chose to walk up to Whyte Avenue where I was promptly assailed by Edmonton's Street People: "HAAAAAAAAAY! Got any change! HAAAAAAAAAY!" He continued to make lewd remards to the woman that was walking by at the time. This person was shirtless, and in a drunken stupor. Considering that the Fringe allows anybody with a shred of talent to put on a performance and solicit donations, please explain to me why anyone would expect "donations" for doing nothing. AND WHY IS THIS BEHAVIOUR TOLERATED? The only police officer that I saw was harassing an unlicenced street vendor that wasn't bothering anybody!

CigarHippo
25-08-2008, 11:17 AM
I attended the Fringe Festival on Sunday! Great day, great entertainment, great food ... everything wonderful. On the way back to my car, I chose to walk up to Whyte Avenue where I was promptly assailed by Edmonton's Street People: "HAAAAAAAAAY! Got any change! HAAAAAAAAAY!" He continued to make lewd remards to the woman that was walking by at the time. This person was shirtless, and in a drunken stupor. Considering that the Fringe allows anybody with a shred of talent to put on a performance and solicit donations, please explain to me why anyone would expect "donations" for doing nothing. AND WHY IS THIS BEHAVIOUR TOLERATED? The only police officer that I saw was harassing an unlicenced street vendor that wasn't bothering anybody!

haha....another case of police doing their job.... kudos!
on a similar note, i recently saw police harassing a guy smoking a cigar outside Burlington's. btw, that guy wasn't me :).... i was walking out the store after buying some tobacco
however i did stop and stood up to listen to the exchange. the fellow in question asked the officer to produce the bylaw indicating smoking so many feet outside an establishment...needless to say police had none in hand.
anyways, it's nice to see police doing their job.... (sarcasm/rant off)

Dusty Bear
25-08-2008, 11:24 AM
haha....another case of police doing their job.... kudos!
on a similar note, i recently saw police harassing a guy smoking a cigar outside Burlington's. btw, that guy wasn't me :).... i was walking out the store after buying some tobacco
however i did stop and stood up to listen to the exchange. the fellow in question asked the officer to produce the bylaw indicating smoking so many feet outside an establishment...needless to say police had none in hand.
anyways, it's nice to see police doing their job.... (sarcasm/rant off)

The police might not have had the specific bylaw in hand (that would be quite the load, carrying all relevant federal, provincial and municipal statutes), but the officer was doing his job (http://www.edmonton.ca/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_0_262_209_0_43/http%3B/CMSServer/COEWeb/bylaws/common+bylaw+complaints/Smoking.htm).

CigarHippo
25-08-2008, 11:50 AM
haha....another case of police doing their job.... kudos!
on a similar note, i recently saw police harassing a guy smoking a cigar outside Burlington's. btw, that guy wasn't me :).... i was walking out the store after buying some tobacco
however i did stop and stood up to listen to the exchange. the fellow in question asked the officer to produce the bylaw indicating smoking so many feet outside an establishment...needless to say police had none in hand.
anyways, it's nice to see police doing their job.... (sarcasm/rant off)

The police might not have had the specific bylaw in hand (that would be quite the load, carrying all relevant federal, provincial and municipal statutes), but the officer was doing his job (http://www.edmonton.ca/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_0_262_209_0_43/http%3B/CMSServer/COEWeb/bylaws/common+bylaw+complaints/Smoking.htm).

sure enough but my point was and is summarized in one word: Prioritize..... this word needs to be tattoed on all police ticketing for frivoulous things.

Replacement
28-08-2008, 09:07 AM
haha....another case of police doing their job.... kudos!
on a similar note, i recently saw police harassing a guy smoking a cigar outside Burlington's. btw, that guy wasn't me :).... i was walking out the store after buying some tobacco
however i did stop and stood up to listen to the exchange. the fellow in question asked the officer to produce the bylaw indicating smoking so many feet outside an establishment...needless to say police had none in hand.
anyways, it's nice to see police doing their job.... (sarcasm/rant off)

The police might not have had the specific bylaw in hand (that would be quite the load, carrying all relevant federal, provincial and municipal statutes), but the officer was doing his job (http://www.edmonton.ca/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_0_262_209_0_43/http%3B/CMSServer/COEWeb/bylaws/common+bylaw+complaints/Smoking.htm).






haha....another case of police doing their job.... kudos!
on a similar note, i recently saw police harassing a guy smoking a cigar outside Burlington's. btw, that guy wasn't me :).... i was walking out the store after buying some tobacco
however i did stop and stood up to listen to the exchange. the fellow in question asked the officer to produce the bylaw indicating smoking so many feet outside an establishment...needless to say police had none in hand.
anyways, it's nice to see police doing their job.... (sarcasm/rant off)

The police might not have had the specific bylaw in hand (that would be quite the load, carrying all relevant federal, provincial and municipal statutes), but the officer was doing his job (http://www.edmonton.ca/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_0_262_209_0_43/http%3B/CMSServer/COEWeb/bylaws/common+bylaw+complaints/Smoking.htm).

sure enough but my point was and is summarized in one word: Prioritize..... this word needs to be tattoed on all police ticketing for frivoulous things.But from a human nature law of least effort perspective the officer did prioritize..

It may as well be stated.

Who, and what situation would you think an officer would rather be dealing with?

I think we always assume that an officer, who really isn't overpaid compared with male peers his age in this province, and from a supply and demand pov is not exactly in jeopardy of losing a job to less than ideal performance, is always going to emulate the perfect picture of hard working efficacy throughout his shift just like all of us...

Cue the hard workers that never never ever take an easier task and when their job is virtually guaranteed..