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(News.com.au)   Not news: A person is jailed and charged with receiving stolen property given to him by a friend. News: it is a 12-year-old boy. Fark: over a 70 cent piece of chocolate   (news.com.au) divider line 85
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2009-11-15 01:27:37 PM
gossipcandy.com
 
2009-11-15 01:27:42 PM
Hey, everyone should be bagged, tagged and micro chipped. Why let him think he has any civil rights?
 
2009-11-15 01:28:30 PM
A 12-YEAR-OLD Aboriginal boy has been charged with receiving a 70 cent Freddo Frog chocolate allegedly stolen from a from a supermarket in regional Western Australia.

Oh, he's black. That explains it.
 
2009-11-15 01:28:33 PM
I would have eaten the evidence.
 
2009-11-15 01:31:16 PM
There should be a cut off where it isn't worth the cost to prosecute, and force the people to seek private damages. 70 cents shouldn't be anything.
 
2009-11-15 01:31:27 PM
They stole a 12 year old boy because of a 70 cent piece of chocolate?
 
2009-11-15 01:32:08 PM
AbbeySomeone: Hey, everyone should be bagged, tagged and micro chipped tased to death. Why let him think he has any civil rights?

better
 
2009-11-15 01:33:59 PM
He has no previous convictions?
 
2009-11-15 01:34:42 PM
Oznog: I would have eaten the evidence.

*schnoff* *schnoff* *schnoff*

What evidence?

/Like the disappearing money / drugs gag, but faster.
 
2009-11-15 01:35:02 PM
Is this why that bald headed guy seemed so angry when he sang "Don't serve your country don't serve your king?"
 
2009-11-15 01:36:56 PM
If it was dark chocolate, I would make him serve hard time.
 
2009-11-15 01:39:34 PM
Crikey! The judge must have been real cranky.
 
2009-11-15 01:40:57 PM
It's best he learn his lesson now, cake is a gateway dessert for pie and god forbid creme brulee'. Better he know now than when he is strung out on flan.
 
2009-11-15 01:41:14 PM
Children are getting into crime younger and younger these days. I say we up the penalties for crimes. This incident probably deserves at least 3-5, and if he should ever be the recipient of stolen property as valuable as a Big Mac, then I think 30 years of hard labor is appropriate.
 
2009-11-15 01:42:00 PM
startan3: Children are getting into crime younger and younger these days. I say we up the penalties for crimes. This incident probably deserves at least 3-5, and if he should ever be the recipient of stolen property as valuable as a Big Mac, then I think 30 years of hard labor is appropriate.

Don't be such a Dick-ensian
 
2009-11-15 01:42:54 PM
So what happened to the kid who gave him the chocolate?
 
2009-11-15 01:46:01 PM
cksewell: So what happened to the kid who gave him the chocolate?

Judging from what happened to this kid, he's serving hard time somewhere.

If only they had a large, island-like continent to send these boys to for their criminal transgressions.
 
2009-11-15 01:48:49 PM
Thisbymaster: There should be a cut off where it isn't worth the cost to prosecute, and force the people to seek private damages. 70 cents shouldn't be anything.

On the east side of australia, shoplifting is left off with a caution. I know the state of Western Australia has a 3 strike policy, but I wasn't aware that a single offence carried any prosecution.

Absolutely farked if it is the case. It's likely to have a negative effect and create criminals.
 
2009-11-15 01:49:52 PM
*shop-lifting, under 18, first offence.
 
2009-11-15 01:50:39 PM
Was it *this* 12-year-old?

webpages.charter.net
 
2009-11-15 01:52:08 PM
Normally, I don't post lyrics, but these are short.

Sammy Davis Jr

Don't go to bed, with no price on your head
No, no, don't do it.

Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time,
Yeah, don't do it.

And keep your eye on the sparrow.
When the going gets narrow.

Don't do it, don't do it.

Where can I go where the cold winds don't blow,
Now.

Well, well, well.
 
2009-11-15 01:52:26 PM
they get all "hopped up" on mountain dew, next thing they are stealing chocolate. I blame bad parenting, sharing leads to nothing but trouble.
 
2009-11-15 01:58:15 PM
To the rescue!
i249.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-15 02:00:26 PM
Sun Worshiping Dog Launcher: cksewell: So what happened to the kid who gave him the chocolate?

Judging from what happened to this kid, he's serving hard time somewhere.

If only they had a large, island-like continent to send these boys to for their criminal transgressions.


haha, icwutudidthar
 
2009-11-15 02:00:30 PM
TFunke: He has no previous convictions?

I didn't realise that it was still compulsory in Australia
 
2009-11-15 02:04:26 PM
AbbeySomeone: Hey, everyone should be bagged, tagged and micro chipped. Why let him think he has any civil rights?

Really? That's the direction you want to take it? In the U.S. courts what he did would constitute a class C misdemeanor and if found guilty his parents would be fined. I'm willing to bet Australian courts would impose a similar punishment. For a kid that young who, as the article points out, has had prior run-ins with the police, this might be just the thing to teach him and his parents a lesson.

Take your civil rights BS and go somewhere else.
 
2009-11-15 02:10:36 PM
Inquisitive Inquisitor: AbbeySomeone: Hey, everyone should be bagged, tagged and micro chipped. Why let him think he has any civil rights?

Really? That's the direction you want to take it? In the U.S. courts what he did would constitute a class C misdemeanor and if found guilty his parents would be fined. I'm willing to bet Australian courts would impose a similar punishment. For a kid that young who, as the article points out, has had prior run-ins with the police, this might be just the thing to teach him and his parents a lesson.

Take your civil rights BS and go somewhere else.


Hunnh. Make me.
 
2009-11-15 02:10:59 PM
AbbeySomeone: Hey, everyone should be bagged, tagged and micro chipped. Why let him think he has any civil rights?

Theft is a civil right?
 
2009-11-15 02:19:18 PM
CruiserTwelve: AbbeySomeone: Hey, everyone should be bagged, tagged and micro chipped. Why let him think he has any civil rights?

Theft is a civil right?


That is such a cop perspective. Thank you for being you.
 
2009-11-15 02:22:53 PM
Freddo the frog, yet another candy too dangerous for America. The kids might choke!
 
2009-11-15 02:24:20 PM
Kids will do stupid things....it is ashamed adults do more moronic things to teach them better.
 
2009-11-15 02:32:05 PM
Come now subby, couldn't you have worded that just a wee bit better?
 
2009-11-15 02:32:56 PM
AbbeySomeone: CruiserTwelve: AbbeySomeone: Hey, everyone should be bagged, tagged and micro chipped. Why let him think he has any civil rights?

Theft is a civil right?

That is such a cop perspective. Thank you for being you.


BTW, did I mention being married to a Civil Liberties lawyer?
 
2009-11-15 02:35:46 PM
In and out, it's a revolving door system. Send the kid into the "Gladiator Academy" for a few hours, he picks up new tips, techniques and connections, and before you know it, he's back on the street, but now twice as saavy in the ways of spitballs and truancy, not to mention at an even greater risk of falling into a life of candy and soda abuse.

They should have locked him up for life.
 
2009-11-15 02:36:13 PM
Antilope: Crikey! The judge must have been real cranky.

Definately not having a G'day
 
2009-11-15 02:40:58 PM
What a Freddo the Frog may look like:

img.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-15 02:42:43 PM
The real tragedy is that while this lad is doing time in pokey, he won't be working the salt mines.

/Vice President of Sales, Salt Mines of Australia, Inc.
 
2009-11-15 02:46:07 PM
Chucklz: What a Freddo the Frog may look like:

I knew it was you, Freddo. You're broke my heart!
 
2009-11-15 02:47:17 PM
cksewell: So what happened to the kid who gave him the chocolate?

he was white and released without charge
 
2009-11-15 02:52:23 PM
I guess if you're going to institutionalize racism, the legal system is the best place to start.
 
2009-11-15 02:54:26 PM
CruiserTwelve: AbbeySomeone: Hey, everyone should be bagged, tagged and micro chipped. Why let him think he has any civil rights?

Theft is a civil right?


It is if you call it an entitlement or part of the "social safety net."
 
2009-11-15 02:54:48 PM
A WA police spokesman said it's appropriate to have the court deal with the boy, because police have been forced to speak to him about other matters previously.

Fairfax newspapers say the boy has no prior convictions.



YEAH YOU SHOW HIM NOT TO BE SPOKEN TO.
 
2009-11-15 02:58:25 PM
So... If I were to steal a box of chocolates, the give out pieces to a dozen different people, would there be a dozen different people charged?

How about if I dress up as a product spokesman and sell a few dozen stolen items. The people are receiving stolen property but thought they were getting legit. Is there a defense of "normal expectations" in the legal world?
 
2009-11-15 03:00:41 PM
AbbeySomeone:

BTW, did I mention being married to a Civil Liberties lawyer?


That explains so much.
 
2009-11-15 03:06:46 PM
shoot the thief, shoot the kid, shoot the cops, shoot the lawyers, shoot the judges involved. Everything else will take care of itself. I call it the stalin method of justice.
 
2009-11-15 03:10:37 PM
Playinodds: shoot the thief, shoot the kid, shoot the cops, shoot the lawyers, shoot the judges involved. Everything else will take care of itself. I call it the stalin method of justice.

don't forget to kill the sexplayer..
 
2009-11-15 03:15:24 PM
wildcardjack: So... If I were to steal a box of chocolates, the give out pieces to a dozen different people, would there be a dozen different people charged?

How about if I dress up as a product spokesman and sell a few dozen stolen items. The people are receiving stolen property but thought they were getting legit. Is there a defense of "normal expectations" in the legal world?


If the receiver has a reasonable expectation that the goods he is receiving are legit, such as being handed out by someone dressed as a product spokesman, then he will not be charged. This is why you can purchase things from a pawn shop, despite the fact that such stores are usually repositories for stolen material.

If the goods are received under questionable circumstances, such as buying perfume out of the trunk of a car in the parking lot of a grocery store, you could be charged with receiving stolen goods if the cops determine that the seller stole the items.
 
2009-11-15 03:15:30 PM
Back in the 1940s, a small town Mayor-Judge had the predicament of a dentist whose two small red-headed boys were on a perpetual rampage. Whenever one of the town's two police officers would arrest them, however, their daddy would show up in court with his lawyer, and have them released to the juvenile judge one town over who immediately let them go, over and over again.

Finally, one of the cops was walking by the dentist's house, when he saw through an open window into the boys room, which featured public safety signs like "Bridge Out", and "Railroad Crossing", the lack of which might have gotten someone killed. So he arrested the boys and confiscated the stolen signs.

But this time, when the dentist showed up in court with his lawyer, the Mayor-judge made him a deal. Either he take a paddle provided by the judge and tan the hide of his two boys rear ends to his satisfaction, or he, the dentist, was going to be arrested for receiving stolen goods.

After a conference with his lawyer, the dentist then proceeded to give his two boys a profound paddling that persuaded them to discontinue their criminal ways for good.
 
2009-11-15 03:18:15 PM
give me doughnuts: Chucklz: What a Freddo the Frog may look like:

I knew it was you, Freddo. You're broke my heart!


That explains the rattle inside Freddo.
 
2009-11-15 03:22:37 PM
AbbeySomeone: BTW, did I mention being married to a Civil Liberties lawyer?

So you should be able to explain how this kid being charged with theft is a violation of his civil rights. You haven't done that yet.
 
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