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Man fined for sitting on bench[Germany-you can't sit at playground w/o being accompanied by a child]
Ananova ^ | 07:49 Friday 8th August 2003

Posted on 08/11/2003 6:33:15 AM PDT by yonif

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To: ItsTheMediaStupid
compleate

I wonder if you could type a "compleate" sentence without demonstrating just how fragile your grip on the English language is.

51 posted on 08/12/2003 7:08:02 AM PDT by jjbrouwer (Whaddyou talkin' about, Terminator?)
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To: jjbrouwer
I wonder if you could type a "compleate" sentence without demonstrating just how fragile your grip on the English language is.

And I wonder when you will get how much fun I am having proving that you are a complete jerk!

52 posted on 08/12/2003 7:12:26 AM PDT by ItsTheMediaStupid
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To: ItsTheMediaStupid
You have certainly successfully proved that one of us is a complete jerk...
53 posted on 08/12/2003 7:16:00 AM PDT by jjbrouwer (Whaddyou talkin' about, Terminator?)
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To: solution88
"I am a grown man who likes to visit playgrounds and parks unaccompanied"

Pervert
54 posted on 08/12/2003 7:19:23 AM PDT by Rebelbase (In moderation of course.)
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To: jjbrouwer
Its so obvious.
55 posted on 08/12/2003 7:20:16 AM PDT by ItsTheMediaStupid
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To: Rebelbase
Have you noticed the older people who watch chidren play at parks. I doubt many of them are perverts. You would almost have to be a pervert to think they were.
56 posted on 08/12/2003 7:22:14 AM PDT by ItsTheMediaStupid
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To: DeFault User
Evidently this law was designed to avoid the police having to "profile" park visitors. It would be soooo wrong for the cops to peg somebody as a prostitute or drug addict and shoo them out of the park. So they make it illegal for anyone to sit on a bench without a child present.

With such "zero tolerance" laws and regulations in force, it's no wonder that "Common Sense" committed suicide.

...COMING SOON TO AN AMERICAN CITY NEAR YOU!

You've seen it work in the airports, as suspecting federal employees shake down grandmothers and elderly in wheelchairs. You've seen former servicemen proudly wearing the American Flag have their property searched. Yes kids, now it is time to be arrested or fined simply for being in a public park.

This will make me think twice about going to the local shopping mall again, given the age of the average shopper.

57 posted on 08/12/2003 7:23:14 AM PDT by SaveTheChief
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To: ItsTheMediaStupid
You really have zero sense of humour.
58 posted on 08/12/2003 7:23:43 AM PDT by jjbrouwer (Whaddyou talkin' about, Terminator?)
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To: jjbrouwer
Not being funny here.
59 posted on 08/12/2003 7:26:22 AM PDT by ItsTheMediaStupid
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To: SaveTheChief
Lots of old folks enjoy sitting on benches in parks next to playgrounds. It reminds them of their children and grandchildren. Does that make them perverts?

I hate to go to parks where there are a bunch of teenage children hanging around. They are mostly disrespectful (not always), and they do not care about the equipment nor the little ones attempting to use the equipment. They don't care if there's a sign that says, "NO SKATEBOARDS, ROLLER BLADES," etc. They will do whatever they want to do.
60 posted on 08/12/2003 7:34:03 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: ItsTheMediaStupid
Open your eyes to the world we live in. A soliatary senior citizen would not draw my attention were he to be at a children's playground. But a young or middle-aged man, alone, watching kids play is going to get my attention. In today's society, a grown man should have more sense than to hang around, alone, at a children's playground.
61 posted on 08/12/2003 7:35:31 AM PDT by Rebelbase (In moderation of course.)
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To: Rebelbase
I am not that old, and I have enjoyed watching children play. I don't hang around long, eventually one of them crys or behaves badly at which point I leave.
62 posted on 08/12/2003 7:38:50 AM PDT by ItsTheMediaStupid
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To: petitfour
You know, I was just thinking of something else about this that bothers me.

If the police can be around to ticket innocent people who did nothing more than sit on a park bench, why can't they be there when real perverts show up?

If the police are patrolling the park regularly anyway, they should be providing enough security to assure that children are safe.

Does that make too much sense?

63 posted on 08/12/2003 7:40:03 AM PDT by SaveTheChief
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To: ItsTheMediaStupid
"I don't hang around long, eventually one of them crys "

You need to stop scaring them.
64 posted on 08/12/2003 7:40:04 AM PDT by Rebelbase (In moderation of course.)
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To: Rebelbase
Damn! I was going to say that!
65 posted on 08/12/2003 7:47:52 AM PDT by jjbrouwer (Whaddyou talkin' about, Terminator?)
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To: irish guard
I completely agree.
66 posted on 08/12/2003 7:48:46 AM PDT by Tabi Katz
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To: jjbrouwer
LOL!
67 posted on 08/12/2003 7:51:34 AM PDT by Rebelbase (In moderation of course.)
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To: SaveTheChief
It depends on how big the park is. When children are in public, parents should be the ones protecting them. Some children's parks are huge. And loaded with people. I have no idea about the park in the article. When we go to a park, we have a buddy system for the bigger children. And the little ones must be watched at all times. I don't expect the police to walk around watching folks to see if they are accompanied by at least one child.
68 posted on 08/12/2003 7:51:59 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: petitfour
Parents watching their own children? Older children using the buddy system?

That makes too much sense, and requires no government intervention! It will never work!

69 posted on 08/12/2003 8:04:16 AM PDT by SaveTheChief
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