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Old Apr 22nd 2015, 9:26 am
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Even by Dubai standards this is pathetic.

Tourist arrested for touching Dubai policewoman

The man touched the policewoman on the shoulder to get her attention and then later on her hand. She has had a hissy fit and the poor sod could be imprisoned for six months and deported.

Total waste of court time and she needs to harden up as this was not an assault. Presumably she chose to join the police force so should be rather more worldly.

Cases like this make Dubai look utterly ridiculous and backward.
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Old Apr 22nd 2015, 9:57 am
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Cases like this make Dubai look utterly ridiculous and backward.
they do seem to actually try to look mad at times.
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Old Apr 22nd 2015, 10:16 am
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At least it's made it to the news. They'll hate that.
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Old Apr 22nd 2015, 10:23 am
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He should think himself lucky, in the States he would have been shot 6 or 7 times.
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Default Re: He touched a policewoman on the shoulder! Stone him!

While the level of potential punishment and the fact they pursued it at al is daft l, tapping police officers on the shoulder when they're dealing with someone else doesn't seem like it'd be a very good idea anywhere.

Is there such a thing as a police caution here? Or does everything go straight to DEFCON 1 defamation/molestation?

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He should think himself lucky, in the States he would have been shot 6 or 7 times.


Originally Posted by Cypselos View Post
While the level of potential punishment is daft, tapping police officers on the shoulder when they're dealing with someone else doesn't seem like it'd be a very good idea anywhere.
True, to be honest, I just wouldn't touch anyone....mainly because I absolutely don't want to be touched by anyone else.
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Default Re: He touched a policewoman on the shoulder! Stone him!

When my other half, who grew up in the States and Oz first moved to London she was so delighted that you could just go up to police officers and ask them to be helpful without shit hitting the fan that she added talknig to a copper about the time/directions/having a photo taken to itinerary of things to show other Australians when they came over
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When my other half, who grew up in the States and Oz first moved to London she was so delighted that you could just go up to police officers and ask them to be helpful without shit hitting the fan that she added talknig to a copper about the time/directions/having a photo taken to itinerary of things to show other Australians when they came over
I asked a cop in New York if I could hold his gun for a photo. He laughed, said no and then bollocked me for jay-walking.

But he was 'approachable' I guess...
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I asked a cop in New York if I could hold his gun for a photo. He laughed, said no and then bollocked me for jay-walking.

But he was 'approachable' I guess...
Somewhere I have a photo from 20 years ago of a girlfriend and me in NYC posing with a bunch of smiling cops. They were happy to comply but we were a pair of not-unattractive Brits girl who asked nicely.

We'd end up hanging around Penn Station in the small hours to get a train out to LI after clubbing but were perfectly safe, even back then, as we just hung around with the NY cops. They even bough us donuts and coffee.


My brother who lives there was non too impressed by any of it.
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Somewhere I have a photo from 20 years ago of a girlfriend and me in NYC posing with a bunch of smiling cops. They were happy to comply but we were a pair of not-unattractive Brits girl who asked nicely.

We'd end up hanging around Penn Station in the small hours to get a train out to LI after clubbing but were perfectly safe, even back then, as we just hung around with the NY cops. They even bough us donuts and coffee.


My brother who lives there was non too impressed by any of it.
I get the impression the NYPD officers hanging around Times Square are either newbies trying to impress or old boys who just want an easy life. Maybe it's a reward?
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I get the impression the NYPD officers hanging around Times Square are either newbies trying to impress or old boys who just want an easy life. Maybe it's a reward?
No idea. This was on Houston Street, downtown. There used to be some cool bars there.
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No idea. This was on Houston Street, downtown. There used to be some cool bars there.
I've never been to the states as a grown up. Last time I was 15 I think.

Desperately keen to go back though, I like them and I think you could spend a long time going around the whole country having a ball.
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I asked a cop in New York if I could hold his gun for a photo. He laughed, said no and then bollocked me for jay-walking.
After getting an absolute roasting in Washington by a police guy for accidentally jay-walking, I know make a point of always jay-walking.

There will be more to this story... on both sides of the coin.
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I've never been to the states as a grown up. Last time I was 15 I think.
When do you think you will grow up so you can go?
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I've never been to the states as a grown up. Last time I was 15 I think.

Desperately keen to go back though, I like them and I think you could spend a long time going around the whole country having a ball.
There's a lot to see but you'd probably want to limit your time in the fly-over states unless you love spending time with narrow-minded rednecks and farmers. My brother still lives in NY state and even in the one state there's lots to see and do. Much of Long Island is really nice and it's worth getting out of Manhattan.

Shame it's so damn far away.
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