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Old November 12th 11, 04:13 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Old November 12th 11, 04:48 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 12/11/2011 15:13, Mrcheerful wrote:
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This is actually quite comical.

“Police in Cambridge issued ten fixed penalty notices last week in a
crackdown against cyclists riding the wrong way up a one-way street last
Thursday, but were unaware that further up the street, a woman was
warning other bike riders of the operation.”

“police say that they would have arrested the woman for obstruction had
they known what she was doing.”(!)

So, someone is telling cyclists that if they ride up a one-way street
they are liable to get a ticket, and the police want to arrest her. This
sounds totally bizarre. It means stopping someone from committing an
offence, is an offence, because the police cannot issue a ticket.

Talk about the police having their bubble burst.

Drivers do this all the time when there is a speed trap, drivers coming
the other way flash their lights ferociously as a warning to others.
What a bunch of ******s the police have become.


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Old November 12th 11, 05:34 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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"Simon Weaseltemper" wrote in message
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On 12/11/2011 15:13, Mrcheerful wrote:
http://road.cc/content/news/25728-ca...eration-passer



This is actually quite comical.

“Police in Cambridge issued ten fixed penalty notices last week in a
crackdown against cyclists riding the wrong way up a one-way street last
Thursday, but were unaware that further up the street, a woman was
warning other bike riders of the operation.”

“police say that they would have arrested the woman for obstruction had
they known what she was doing.”(!)

So, someone is telling cyclists that if they ride up a one-way street
they are liable to get a ticket, and the police want to arrest her. This
sounds totally bizarre. It means stopping someone from committing an
offence, is an offence, because the police cannot issue a ticket.

Talk about the police having their bubble burst.

Drivers do this all the time when there is a speed trap, drivers coming
the other way flash their lights ferociously as a warning to others.
What a bunch of ******s the police have become.
=====================================

Why, because they are enforcing the law?

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Old November 12th 11, 05:52 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Bertie Wooster
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Default Cyclists ignoring signs get a ticket

On Sat, 12 Nov 2011 15:48:44 +0000, Simon Weaseltemper
wrote:

What a bunch of ******s the police have become.


Hummm...

What was it you accused me of the other day?
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Old November 12th 11, 07:10 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Cyclists ignoring signs get a ticket

On Sat, 12 Nov 2011 15:48:44 +0000
Simon Weaseltemper wrote:

On 12/11/2011 15:13, Mrcheerful wrote:
http://road.cc/content/news/25728-ca...eration-passer



This is actually quite comical.

“Police in Cambridge issued ten fixed penalty notices last week in a
crackdown against cyclists riding the wrong way up a one-way street
last Thursday, but were unaware that further up the street, a woman
was warning other bike riders of the operation.”

“police say that they would have arrested the woman for obstruction
had they known what she was doing.”(!)

So, someone is telling cyclists that if they ride up a one-way street
they are liable to get a ticket, and the police want to arrest her.
This sounds totally bizarre. It means stopping someone from
committing an offence, is an offence, because the police cannot issue
a ticket.

Talk about the police having their bubble burst.

Drivers do this all the time when there is a speed trap, drivers
coming the other way flash their lights ferociously as a warning to
others. What a bunch of ******s the police have become.

ISTR it's an offence to warn other road users of a speedtrap/checkpoint
ahead, and reasonably so IMNSHO - it's obstruction of justice by
attempting to prevent the apprehension of a person while committing a
criminal act.

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Old November 12th 11, 07:17 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
ian
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"Rob Morley" wrote in message
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On Sat, 12 Nov 2011 15:48:44 +0000
Simon Weaseltemper wrote:

On 12/11/2011 15:13, Mrcheerful wrote:
http://road.cc/content/news/25728-ca...eration-passer



This is actually quite comical.

"Police in Cambridge issued ten fixed penalty notices last week in a
crackdown against cyclists riding the wrong way up a one-way street
last Thursday, but were unaware that further up the street, a woman
was warning other bike riders of the operation."

"police say that they would have arrested the woman for obstruction
had they known what she was doing."(!)

So, someone is telling cyclists that if they ride up a one-way street
they are liable to get a ticket, and the police want to arrest her.
This sounds totally bizarre. It means stopping someone from
committing an offence, is an offence, because the police cannot issue
a ticket.

Talk about the police having their bubble burst.

Drivers do this all the time when there is a speed trap, drivers
coming the other way flash their lights ferociously as a warning to
others. What a bunch of ******s the police have become.

ISTR it's an offence to warn other road users of a speedtrap/checkpoint
ahead, and reasonably so IMNSHO - it's obstruction of justice by
attempting to prevent the apprehension of a person while committing a
criminal act.

But (in the case of a vehicle that might be speeding) - the observer is
unlikely to be using the suitably calibrated equipment that can determine
whether or not the supposed criminal IS actually speeding....


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Old November 12th 11, 09:01 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Nov 12, 6:10*pm, Rob Morley wrote:
On Sat, 12 Nov 2011 15:48:44 +0000





Simon Weaseltemper wrote:
On 12/11/2011 15:13, Mrcheerful wrote:
http://road.cc/content/news/25728-ca...rned-police-op....


This is actually quite comical.


“Police in Cambridge issued ten fixed penalty notices last week in a
crackdown against cyclists riding the wrong way up a one-way street
last Thursday, but were unaware that further up the street, a woman
was warning other bike riders of the operation.”


“police say that they would have arrested the woman for obstruction
had they known what she was doing.”(!)


So, someone is telling cyclists that if they ride up a one-way street
they are liable to get a ticket, and the police want to arrest her.
This sounds totally bizarre. It means stopping someone from
committing an offence, is an offence, because the police cannot issue
a ticket.


Talk about the police having their bubble burst.


Drivers do this all the time when there is a speed trap, drivers
coming the other way flash their lights ferociously as a warning to
others. What a bunch of ******s the police have become.


ISTR it's an offence to warn other road users of a speedtrap/checkpoint
ahead, and reasonably so IMNSHO - it's obstruction of justice by
attempting to prevent the apprehension of a person while committing a
criminal act.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Indeed somone in Lincolnshire got done for doing that.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...rap-fined.html

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Old November 13th 11, 10:54 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Cyclists ignoring signs get a ticket

On Sat, 12 Nov 2011 16:34:46 -0000, Mr. Benn wrote:

"Simon Weaseltemper" wrote in message
...

On 12/11/2011 15:13, Mrcheerful wrote:
http://road.cc/content/news/25728-ca...eration-passer



This is actually quite comical.

“Police in Cambridge issued ten fixed penalty notices last week in a
crackdown against cyclists riding the wrong way up a one-way street last
Thursday, but were unaware that further up the street, a woman was
warning other bike riders of the operation.”

“police say that they would have arrested the woman for obstruction had
they known what she was doing.”(!)

So, someone is telling cyclists that if they ride up a one-way street
they are liable to get a ticket, and the police want to arrest her. This
sounds totally bizarre. It means stopping someone from committing an
offence, is an offence, because the police cannot issue a ticket.

Talk about the police having their bubble burst.

Drivers do this all the time when there is a speed trap, drivers coming
the other way flash their lights ferociously as a warning to others.
What a bunch of ******s the police have become.
=====================================

Why, because they are enforcing the law?


One of the nonsensical laws.

Say I see someone about to commit a murder, and stop them from doing so, would the police arrest me?

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Old November 13th 11, 10:59 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason[_4_]
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On Nov 13, 9:54*am, "Lieutenant Scott" wrote:
On Sat, 12 Nov 2011 16:34:46 -0000, Mr. Benn wrote:
"Simon Weaseltemper" *wrote in message
...


On 12/11/2011 15:13, Mrcheerful wrote:
http://road.cc/content/news/25728-ca...rned-police-op....


This is actually quite comical.


“Police in Cambridge issued ten fixed penalty notices last week in a
crackdown against cyclists riding the wrong way up a one-way street last
Thursday, but were unaware that further up the street, a woman was
warning other bike riders of the operation.”


“police say that they would have arrested the woman for obstruction had
they known what she was doing.”(!)


So, someone is telling cyclists that if they ride up a one-way street
they are liable to get a ticket, and the police want to arrest her. This
sounds totally bizarre. It means stopping someone from committing an
offence, is an offence, because the police cannot issue a ticket.


Talk about the police having their bubble burst.


Drivers do this all the time when there is a speed trap, drivers coming
the other way flash their lights ferociously as a warning to others.
What a bunch of ******s the police have become.
=====================================


Why, because they are enforcing the law?


One of the nonsensical laws.

Say I see someone about to commit a murder, and stop them from doing so, would the police arrest me?


That's not the same.
Warning speeding drivers about speed traps stops them getting caught
and possibly banned if they accrue enough points, at which point they
will cease to be a danger to the public at large.

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Old November 13th 11, 11:12 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Lieutenant Scott
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On Sun, 13 Nov 2011 09:59:24 -0000, Simon Mason wrote:

On Nov 13, 9:54 am, "Lieutenant Scott" wrote:
On Sat, 12 Nov 2011 16:34:46 -0000, Mr. Benn wrote:
"Simon Weaseltemper" wrote in message
...


On 12/11/2011 15:13, Mrcheerful wrote:
http://road.cc/content/news/25728-ca...rned-police-op...


This is actually quite comical.


“Police in Cambridge issued ten fixed penalty notices last week in a
crackdown against cyclists riding the wrong way up a one-way street last
Thursday, but were unaware that further up the street, a woman was
warning other bike riders of the operation.”


“police say that they would have arrested the woman for obstruction had
they known what she was doing.”(!)


So, someone is telling cyclists that if they ride up a one-way street
they are liable to get a ticket, and the police want to arrest her. This
sounds totally bizarre. It means stopping someone from committing an
offence, is an offence, because the police cannot issue a ticket.


Talk about the police having their bubble burst.


Drivers do this all the time when there is a speed trap, drivers coming
the other way flash their lights ferociously as a warning to others..
What a bunch of ******s the police have become.
=====================================


Why, because they are enforcing the law?


One of the nonsensical laws.

Say I see someone about to commit a murder, and stop them from doing so, would the police arrest me?


That's not the same.
Warning speeding drivers about speed traps stops them getting caught
and possibly banned if they accrue enough points, at which point they
will cease to be a danger to the public at large.


It stops them speeding at a dangerous point in the road, which is what the police are SUPPOSED to be doing. Why do you think most police encourage the use of satnavs with speed camera warnings on them, and provide information about where they set up mobile traps to such organisations?

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