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Climate laws add to police workload

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posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 11:25 AM
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Climate laws add to police workload


www.news.com.au

FRONTLINE police will be forced to become "carbon cops" under the Government's blueprint to cut greenhouse emissions.

The Herald Sun can reveal Australian Federal Police agents will have to prosecute a new range of climate offences.

But they are yet to be offered extra resources, stretching the thin blue line to breaking point.

"The Government is effectively saying to us, 'Ignore other crime types'," Australian Federal Police Association chief Jim Torr said.
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posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 11:25 AM
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Australians, are you serious? "Climate cops" prosecuting people for "climate offenses" while violent crimes are ignored? This is insanity IMO on a country-wide level. Just like Nero supposedly fiddling while Rome burned around him. Surely the safety of individual citizens is more important than whether a company is "under-reporting carbon emissions".

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