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#1    glorybebe

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:03 PM

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Police in Abbotsford, B.C., are trying a new tactic this holiday season to get chronic criminals to turn their lives around — Christmas cards featuring a Santa Claus dressed like a member of a SWAT team.
The Santa figure is wearing a bulletproof vest and a helmet marked "Police," and wielding an automatic rifle.
The text on the front of the card reads, "Which list will you be on next year?"

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...-criminals.html

Too funny!  I wonder if it will work, though?

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:07 PM

That is funny, but it's also stupid.

Just trying to intimidate them and what will that do? It will annoy most of them and will probably make the annoyed ones more willing to break the law on purpose. Nobody likes threats.

I actually thought the card was going to be nice and they would try a sort of "care bear" tactic of spreading love to try and defrost their hearts a little. But as usual the police prefer intimidation tactics. :td:

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:13 PM

***SNIP*** that is sooo creepy!!!

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:27 PM

That's borderline harassment if you ask me.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:28 PM

They can't honestly think for a second this is going to be the cause of an epiphany? Really?


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:42 PM

View Postsarah_444, on 11 December 2012 - 06:28 PM, said:

They can't honestly think for a second this is going to be the cause of an epiphany? Really?
LOL, you never know!  After all the bad rap that the police have been getting lately, I guess they thought to try something new.  :w00t:

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:51 PM

Too funny!  I do agree with biff and Coffey about borderline harrasment and getting the opposite result than they say is intended.


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:59 PM

You going on the good list or the prison b**** list.


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

Yeah, I agree. That's borderline harrassment for sure, and I'm one who actually doesn't have a problem with law enforcement in general.


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

View Postpallidin, on 11 December 2012 - 07:02 PM, said:

Yeah, I agree. That's borderline harrassment for sure, and I'm one who actually doesn't have a problem with law enforcement in general.
When you're talking about someone with a problem with law enforcement in general you mean me don't you?


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:10 PM

View PostOverSword, on 11 December 2012 - 07:04 PM, said:

When you're talking about someone with a problem with law enforcement in general you mean me don't you?

Oh no! It was a general comment of my own feelings not directed at you at all !
I just liked your comment and wanted to add to it. :yes:


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:14 PM

Locally police have been doing this for years, and recently with the local media set up a Badvent Calendar of mugshots

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:31 PM

View Postpallidin, on 11 December 2012 - 07:10 PM, said:

Oh no! It was a general comment of my own feelings not directed at you at all !
I just liked your comment and wanted to add to it. :yes:
I know I was just kidding Pal.


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:15 PM

View Postwolfknight, on 11 December 2012 - 06:59 PM, said:

You going on the good list or the prison b**** list.


Hahahahaha. :tu:

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:25 PM

When I saw the title I thought of an Andy Griffith epi where Andy and Barney got Christmas cards from the State Pen from some guys they'd put there :)  It brought a smile.  THIS is guaranteed to bring a frown :(

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