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Old Nov 26th 2013, 6:24 am
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http://www.thenational.ae/uae/courts...ai-traffic-cop

I must remember not to swear near a policeman..especial in an open top Jeep
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Old Nov 26th 2013, 6:56 am
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Note that the accused denies swearing and said she only spoke in a loud voice.

Any reason for believing one side over the other ?

Also interesting that a mother of a child gets the same sentence for a supposed swearing as a drunk driver who kills people by running them over
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Old Nov 26th 2013, 7:14 am
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I presume they'd never believe the word of a woman over a man, particularly a policeman, in the courts here.

A month in jail seems a long time for insulting somebody. She was a twat though - she should have parked the car and carried the kid into her building. It wasn't as if she was the only person who was having a bad day - an ambulance working on people right in front of one should make one realise there are worse things in life than having to wait a wee while.
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it sounds like she was being an arse and rightly punished.
the punishment however is ridiculous especially when compared to the drunk driver killing someone.

The notion of punishing for swearing/anti social behavior I can understand and agree with but what passes for sentencing here is an utter farce
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I do wonder if the evidence given by opposing parties in cases like this ever actually reflect what is done / said.

After working with many nationalities from this region, I have realised that the line between fact and fiction can be very blurred especially when asked to recount something at a later date. Some nationalities even take a bit of national pride in spinning out a load of old cobblers..... yanni!
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Default Re: Don't swear at a policemen!

Originally Posted by Maxima View Post

Any reason for believing one side over the other ?
"arrested the next moring trying to leave the country" suggests she knew she'd done more than speak in a loud voice?
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Originally Posted by Cypselos View Post
"arrested the next moring trying to leave the country" suggests she knew she'd done more than speak in a loud voice?
Maybe she was going on holiday / away on business? admittedly it looks a tad shady but you can't jump to that conclusion.
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Correlation doesn't equal causation of course, but it's a hell of a coincidence.
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Originally Posted by Cypselos View Post
Correlation doesn't equal causation of course, but it's a hell of a coincidence.
Agreed.

However, would you try and do a runner if all you did was give a copper some verbals? It doesn't sound (from the article) like there was to much in it.

Either way 1 month is complete BS, however, it's not like I am surprised. Sentencing and justice here always baffle me in terms of the logic, or lack of involved.
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Originally Posted by jam25mack View Post
I do wonder if the evidence given by opposing parties in cases like this ever actually reflect what is done / said.

After working with many nationalities from this region, I have realised that the line between fact and fiction can be very blurred especially when asked to recount something at a later date. Some nationalities even take a bit of national pride in spinning out a load of old cobblers..... yanni!
One of the few such "news" that i still remember among all these is of a western tourist visiting Emax in MOE and asking a 20 year old salesman where he was from. When he replied "Pakistan", the tourist apparently started abusing the Prophet!
Even without knowing any further details, I can bet money that the salesman was lying.
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Ok I'm making a few assumptions here but: To be honest I believe him, some of the jumeriah jane types here are so rude so impatient and complete bitches with an inflated ego and over rated impression if self importance, I had one behind me in the supermarket the other day where the queue was very slow the girl on the til was incredibly flustered and this woman flew into a tirade of abuse as obviously she was late for her coffee morning or facial on wax or whatever, she was completely out of order, which I may have pointed out and to show some respect- she looked like she was ready to kill me and how date I belittle her in front of the staff! So I say good for the copper slam a few more of the old witches up! Honestly I have no idea where these women come from surely they once knew how to show respect to others? Anyway rant over!

In regards to her sentence,I think its good - that'll teach her some manners! however the sentence for the drink driver was far too relaxed.
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Originally Posted by Yoohoo View Post
I presume they'd never believe the word of a non Emirati woman over an Emirati man, particularly a policeman, in the courts here.
Fixed it for you
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Originally Posted by kittycat1 View Post
Honestly I have no idea where these women come from surely they once knew how to show respect to others? Anyway rant over!
Something in the water, in the air, in the Dubai psyche??
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Originally Posted by Boomhauer View Post
Fixed it for you
Most of the green uniformed cops aren't Emiratis, they're more often than not Yemenis, the Emiratis wouldn't take such a menial job, they want to be officers (sand uniforms) or CID (no uniforms).
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Most of the green uniformed cops aren't Emiratis, they're more often than not Yemenis, the Emiratis wouldn't take such a menial job, they want to be officers (sand uniforms) or CID (no uniforms).
Which is why the cops don't bother stopping locals or other gcc nationals when driving like utter ***** on the road. 99% of the time the cop will be told in no uncertain terms where to go and what he can do to himself.
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