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Apathy or Something Else

By che - 4 December 2007 59

The ABC has this story on teenagers deciding not to sign up to entrap shop owners who sell cigarettes to minors. RiotACT previously covered the start of this idea last year. As was pointed out in the comments of the preceeding story, humans rights legislation doesn’t seem to cover entrapment but at least we can rely on the apathy of youth not to bring about unconscionable policies.

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Apathy or Something Else
Mr Evil 4:52 pm 04 Dec 07

DMD, hanging is a bit severe: how about public flogging?

Deadmandrinking 4:26 pm 04 Dec 07

I am condoning the hanging of snitches.

p1 4:21 pm 04 Dec 07

Your opinions are also wrong 🙂

I have to agree with shauno, this is a pretty much total non-story. Maybe if they required all stores selling fags (In case the Canberra times is reading, I am referring to cigarettes) to take a photo of the purchaser, and a copy of their photo ID?

Mr Evil 3:54 pm 04 Dec 07

Nancy………………….is such a lovely name for a girl.

Thumper 3:42 pm 04 Dec 07

Chelsea supporter…

Mr Evil 3:21 pm 04 Dec 07


grundy 3:09 pm 04 Dec 07


dalryk 2:51 pm 04 Dec 07


JD114 1:56 pm 04 Dec 07

Double disclaimer: while it generally recognised that the word snitch is socially acceptable, it’s possible that some minority in the community might find it offensive. On behalf of the author I wish to say ‘sorry’ if it offends.

Mr Evil 1:31 pm 04 Dec 07

Yeah, there’ll be 15/16/17 year olds hanging by their necks from trees all over Canberra, with “snitch” painted across their foreheads. 🙂

(Disclaimer: if anyone from the Canberra Times reads this – I am in no way condoning hanging as a form of punishment against snitches.)

Deadmandrinking 12:11 pm 04 Dec 07

If they were serious about this, they should have offered some pay. For a sixteen year old, the penalty for being a snitch is harsh. Nobody likes a snitch.

Skidbladnir 12:01 pm 04 Dec 07

Ari, the point is the Govt are catching people committing crimes by selling to underage youth.
Not become complicit in the crime.

Ari 11:25 am 04 Dec 07

I bet they’d do it if they got to keep the smokes.

Mr Evil 11:23 am 04 Dec 07

Kids don’t do anything for free.

shauno 11:13 am 04 Dec 07

I think the real problem besides being a real sleazy thing to sign upto is that its a non issue. At the end of the day 99% of shop owners would be complying with legislation the others oh well so be it.

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