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Police Bust Weekly Mahjong Game Played by Elderly Women

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posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 10:08 PM
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a reply to: lovebeck

This is a stroke for the rule of LAW-- even when one wasn't
broken!! Flag star Medal of Merit and a two week furlough
in Tokyo with a fistful of fifties for all the heroes involved!

Oh yeah and doublejointed massage therapists in kimonae
who like Greek pastry replicas ! Really pushin the envelope on
this one, guys; we should have just traced the complainer.

EPILOGUE:
I wonder how many times our revered monsters of Main St.
revisited the geriatric den of iniquity to avert relapses...
and how much each visit cost the taxpayers. Maybe they
moved the game, the stakes were well worth it IMHO. In
any case the Fraternal DIsorder should get the billing.




posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 10:17 PM
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I wonder if the officer logged down this raid as disrupting organized crime? I truly feel safer sleeping in my bed at night knowing that the persistent gaze of forever-vigilant department of law enforcement is ensuring that the creeping tentacles of organized crime never gain a hold in any retirement home or apartment complex.



posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 10:21 PM
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a reply to: lovebeck

Those cops must be absolute morons, and lazy looking for an easy bust.... Offs they even went back a few times to catch out those evil mafia grannies....

Tax money hard at work in the land of the free

edit on 27-11-2015 by hopenotfeariswhatweneed because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 12:08 AM
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a reply to: lovebeck

I would love to see the Cops episode :crying/laughing/face:

ETA: dammit there is no crying laughing face. There's a sideways-tongue-out-face, though.


that makes sense.
edit on 28-11-2015 by rockintitz because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 01:53 AM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: lovebeck

Police stopped by "several times later in the week to ensure the games weren't being played." Does anyone else find this utterly and completely ridiculous?? Especially when they didn't EVEN BREAK THE LAW in the first place?


A policeman's job is to enforce the law.

They DO NOT make the law.


Unless they're scared.

then pew pew Im the judge.



posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 01:56 AM
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originally posted by: MagesticEsoteric

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: lovebeck

Police stopped by "several times later in the week to ensure the games weren't being played." Does anyone else find this utterly and completely ridiculous?? Especially when they didn't EVEN BREAK THE LAW in the first place?


A policeman's job is to enforce the law.

They DO NOT make the law.


I get it...those old ladies were a true threat to society for sure.

I'm glad they got taken down.

That neighborhood is way safer now.

I feel safer.

That other non sense of real violent crime doesn't really matter. I'm just so relieved that tax paying money is getting spent wisely.


I asked a cop once, who was in the middle of hassling me and some friends, why he wasn't out busting real crime. his answer was to interrogate me as to where these crimes were happening.

it's a dangerous world, can't have mahjong games left unchecked. probably a front for some elderly medication racket.



posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 01:57 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
There were no victims of person or property so I fail to see a crime here.

These ladies were minding their own business and should have been left alone.


Common law is no longer valid under the rule of policy enforcers.



posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 08:32 AM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: MagesticEsoteric

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: lovebeck

Police stopped by "several times later in the week to ensure the games weren't being played." Does anyone else find this utterly and completely ridiculous?? Especially when they didn't EVEN BREAK THE LAW in the first place?


A policeman's job is to enforce the law.

They DO NOT make the law.


I get it...those old ladies were a true threat to society for sure.



Laws are made for those who complain. I know, I had an asshole neighbor.

There are probably laws you never heard of, but if someone complains - - the police have to respond.

If there is a law against what these ladies are doing - - the police have no choice but to enforce it.

That's the way it works.


However, there's a law that says it's legal to do. So the police were incompetent. That's the way they work.

eta: since it's spelled out as being legal - explicitly - then the police impeding this gathering isn't only harassment, but might in fact be a violation of their First Amendment right to freedom of assembly. If we were going strictly by law - as you like - then the officers should be charged in federal court with violation of the ladies' civil rights under color of law. And since the state code explicitly states that this is a lawful activity, they should have their qualified immunity set aside for incompetence. Hey, if they discussed this daring raid between themselves, you've also got a case for conspiracy to violate civil rights under color of law, a minimum mandatory of five years.


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posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 09:22 AM
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a reply to: Bedlam

Apparently it took about a month to legally clear it up.

I am not going to bash cops for the sake of bashing cops. For evey bad one there are thousands of good ones. I do not choose to live in a cop free world.

They were doing their job. It is not their job to determine the law.



posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: Annee

no they were not doing their job , if they are going to enforce any law , they should at least know what that law is .

and as for the so called good cops , they are just as bad as the bad cops because they turn a blind eye or cover up for them .



posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 03:32 PM
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originally posted by: tom.farnhill
a reply to: Annee

no they were not doing their job , if they are going to enforce any law , they should at least know what that law is .


It took a month to legally clear it up. That is not a cops job.

The cops responded to a complaint and followed up. That is their job.



posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 03:43 PM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: tom.farnhill
a reply to: Annee

no they were not doing their job , if they are going to enforce any law , they should at least know what that law is .


It took a month to legally clear it up. That is not a cops job.

The cops responded to a complaint and followed up. That is their job.


nice moving of goal posts.

first it was their job to enforce the laws

when shown that there were no laws broken its

they had to respond to the complaint.

but there were still no laws broken then its like
what is your point? the cops #ed up . bad . and should be punished and the ladies should be compensated

so what exactly is you point if the cops were in the wrong at all times? the incident chould have gone something like this
complaint
investigation of complaint
no crime found
police leave
ladies play their game

anything else is the fault of the officers involved .

period



posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 04:37 PM
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originally posted by: Another_Nut

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: tom.farnhill
a reply to: Annee

no they were not doing their job , if they are going to enforce any law , they should at least know what that law is .


It took a month to legally clear it up. That is not a cops job.

The cops responded to a complaint and followed up. That is their job.


nice moving of goal posts.

first it was their job to enforce the laws

when shown that there were no laws broken its

they had to respond to the complaint.

but there were still no laws broken then its like
what is your point? the cops #ed up . bad . and should be punished and the ladies should be compensated

so what exactly is you point if the cops were in the wrong at all times? the incident chould have gone something like this
complaint
investigation of complaint
no crime found
police leave
ladies play their game

anything else is the fault of the officers involved .

period


What part of COPS DO NOT MAKE LAWS do you refuse to accept.

Someone complains. They have to respond. Then they follow up to make sure it was complied with. That is what their job is.

Making this the fault of cops is stupid.



posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 05:00 PM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: Another_Nut

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: tom.farnhill
a reply to: Annee

no they were not doing their job , if they are going to enforce any law , they should at least know what that law is .


It took a month to legally clear it up. That is not a cops job.

The cops responded to a complaint and followed up. That is their job.


nice moving of goal posts.

first it was their job to enforce the laws

when shown that there were no laws broken its

they had to respond to the complaint.

but there were still no laws broken then its like
what is your point? the cops #ed up . bad . and should be punished and the ladies should be compensated

so what exactly is you point if the cops were in the wrong at all times? the incident chould have gone something like this
complaint
investigation of complaint
no crime found
police leave
ladies play their game

anything else is the fault of the officers involved .

period


What part of COPS DO NOT MAKE LAWS do you refuse to accept.

Someone complains. They have to respond. Then they follow up to make sure it was complied with. That is what their job is.

Making this the fault of cops is stupid.



Ignorance of the law is no excuse. In this case, the cops were wrong. Accept it.



posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 05:51 PM
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a reply to: Annee

YOU MISSED PART OF IT? and are just happy ranting the obvious line that police dont make the laws?
Im pretty sure everybody here knows that without your help.
you are just reading the headlines,talk about being lazy, and a troll.



posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 06:02 PM
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After a bit of investigating, officials came to the conclusion that there is no ordinance prohibiting mahjong gambling of the nature.


Not really a topic I'd expect to rise to the level of the PC forum, but OK.

Not to worry as they can just go to the horse track and loose their entire months income in a hour or two.

Sounds like this one ended right (see the quote above). I think sending the officers involved to GITMO can be cancelled.



posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 07:41 PM
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originally posted by: Annee

They were doing their job. It is not their job to determine the law.



The law says it is ok for the ladies to do this. That is incontrovertible.

The police were enforcing what they THOUGHT was the law. They didn't bother being correct. Thus they were incompetent. And violated the ladies' civil rights.

It is their job to enforce the law. Not to make it up, not to guess at it, not to do what they felt might be the law. When they fail to abide by what the law is, instead of what they think it might be, then they cross that bright line from upholder of law to criminal. What they did is actionable. But the local DA won't take that one up. They won't even be disciplined, because cop. So they can disrupt these peoples' lives but won't be held accountable.



posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 07:42 PM
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originally posted by: Annee

It took a month to legally clear it up. That is not a cops job.



Ignorance of the law is no excuse.



posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 07:44 PM
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originally posted by: Annee

What part of COPS DO NOT MAKE LAWS do you refuse to accept.

Someone complains. They have to respond. Then they follow up to make sure it was complied with. That is what their job is.

Making this the fault of cops is stupid.


When no law is being broken, police have no power to act. Complaint or no. If they "respond" by telling you you must do or cannot do something when they have no legal authority to do so, then you have a violation of the law.

The cops did this. Therefore it IS their fault. And it's their fault through their incompetence.



posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 07:49 PM
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originally posted by: Blaine91555

Sounds like this one ended right (see the quote above). I think sending the officers involved to GITMO can be cancelled.


Gitmo might be a bit over the top. However, you'd think there should at least be a bit of "why in God's name are we acting under color of law when we have no authority to do so"; it looks like someone at the PD might have had a bit more common sense.

Had you or I violated some arcane bit of tax legislation, claiming you had no idea that was wrong wouldn't hold up in court as a reason.




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