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Do not pass go, do not collect $200

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posted on May, 6 2010 @ 03:05 AM
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I tried to figure which appropriate forum I should write this into.

As this is on policeman going to jail, this is philosophical and
perhaps I could hang this in here.

This is from a recent blog entry a couple weeks ago. As much of that talk of my travels and my parrot Riamfada in Oman, I extract the relevant portion. The rest is in

shanlung.livejournal.com...

That extract

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Ticketing

On 17 May 2009, I wrote

Do not pass go, do not collect $200// cutting entangling line //Katie threw tantrum
shanlung.livejournal.com...

I extract from above



My wife got back from her driving lesson on Monday 11 May 09. She had been anxious to do her driving lessons as she was to have her Part 2 driving test early next month. She passed her Part 1 on her 3rd attempt. The oil drums behaved themselves finally and did not lurch out of their line to hit her car when she was reversing.

Her driving lessons were postponed a few days. But her driving instructor finally got out of jail after 3 days.
He was caught running red light by a plainclothes police with a video camera. His alibi was not accepted that his view of the lights was blocked by this humongous truck ahead of him.

The authorities in Muscat have a heart. You do not get thrown into jail immediately. You can chose , within a decent time, when you go to jail.

Apparently any of us will have to go to jail for 2 days, but he being a driving instructor had to go for 3 days.

The instructor said he was not alone there as 2 policemen were with him for the same kind of traffic offence. But being policeman, they were jailed before he went in, and were still there when he came out. Apparently, it was 7 days for them as they supposed to know better.

And another guy was in jail too. He was caught driving too slowly. Don’t ask me why or how. I am just a mere reporter.
Hopefully this report will inspire people in Oman to drive even better in Oman. Perhaps readers in other countries might be inspired to drive better too.



While I did not distrust that driving instructor, I half believed what he said about the other 2 policemen in jail for traffic offence. I now believe him fully.

I received a video the other day which made me a true believer in the fairness of law in Oman and that the law applied to one and all.

This video is taken in Oman as can be seen in the Omani dress worn by passerbys.



I never realised the day will come when you see a ticket written by a policeman and given to a police officer. Would you expect to see this in your own country?




Warmest regards

Shanlung
山 龍


[edit on 6-5-2010 by shanlung]




posted on May, 6 2010 @ 09:51 AM
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In Ohio, especially southern ohio cops routinely kill people and get off because they have a "right to defend themselves".



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 10:45 AM
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I'm sorry....proof?

-Kyo



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 11:01 AM
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Cops are killers, plain and simple. Does he really need to supply you with proof? California is the worst. I swear they are feeding them meth for breakfast, and anabolic steroids.



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