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Originally posted by AshleyD
reply to post by Blackmarketeer
I'm no fan of Romney and will not be voting for him but I typically let things like this go. Just high school/college hijinks. Nothing more.
Remember when the media tried to make a huge deal out of Rand Paul's 'Aqua Buddha' frat initiation? Like it was some sort of horrible satanic ritual co-ed sex abuse brain washing?
Romney just sounds like he was pulling pranks and being a stupid kid.
Police impersonation is an act of falsely portraying oneself as a member of the police, for the purpose of deception. In the vast majority of countries the practice is illegal and carries a custodial sentence.
Impersonating a police officer is sometimes committed in order to assert police-like authority in order to commit a crime. Posing as a police officer enables the offender to legitimize the appearance of an illegal act, such as: burglary, making a traffic stop, or detaining.
Dressing up as a police officer in costume, or pretending to be a police officer for the purpose of play or a harmless prank toward an acquaintance is generally not considered a crime, provided that those involved recognize the imposter is not a real police officer, and the imposter is not trying to deceive those involved into thinking he/she is.
The following impersonations class as the offence:
Verbal identification: The imposter announces to the unsuspecting victim that they are a police officer.
Fake Badge or Warrant card: The imposter, though not in any special clothes, displays a police-like badge or identification card to the victim. Sometimes a real police officer will not even be able to differentiate between the real and fake badge, as some duplicates are very, if not exactly alike.
Fake uniform: The imposter wears a uniform that looks very much like that of a police officer.
Fake vehicle: The imposter places lights, decals, or other equipment on a personal vehicle to disguise it as a police car and enable the offender to make arrests or traffic stops.
Originally posted by steve1709
reply to post by SaturnFX
re your statement "I can think of many reasons why I don't like the guy as he is today..that being he is a liar...not someone whom distorts truth, or does a 7 degrees to the truth..but a flat out lie, and even when it is pointed out and he is busted, he states he doesn't care, and will continue to lie. "
That sounds like Tony Abbott (leader of the liberal party) down here in Australia. He even said during an election run "don't believe everything I say" Gotta luv pollies hey