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#165075 - 06/23/04 06:58 PM What is a crime  
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Pedro1 Offline
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I would like to know what people think is a crime and what is not in SP.
1. Is drug dealing a crime?
2. Is drug taking a crime?
3. Is drug purchasing a crime?
4. Is burglary a crime?
5. Is drinking alcohol to excess a crime?
6. Hoolaganism?
7. basic Robbery?
8. Breaking the laws of Belize?

lastly should we as board members etc. follow the laws of Belize or should we follow what we think ought to be the laws.

#165076 - 06/23/04 07:17 PM Re: What is a crime  
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cool Well as Bill Clinton would ask, "What is your definition of is"? laugh

#165077 - 06/23/04 07:33 PM Re: What is a crime  
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Well, The jury may be out on #5, but yes we should follow the laws of Belize if we reside or visit in the country. What we think "should be the laws" might well be defined as anarchy.

R.B. Mernitz
#165078 - 06/23/04 07:37 PM Re: What is a crime  
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An overly simple and imperfect answer might be: If there is a written law prohibiting an act and said act is committed, that would be a crime. Unfortunately, I don't know of one place anywhere where you'll find all of the written laws equally enforced. That's because the power base in the community allows and protects this situation. Personally I am a mind your own business and I'll mind mine person. If drugs were legalized you could choose to engage in the commerce and use of same, or not. It would remove the black market aspects. Sure you would still have your share of hopeless dopeheads, just like you have your share of hopeless drunks. You'll always have your share of hopeless assh*les too, but its only a fraction of humanity. My problem with the crime situation as it exists in San Pedro/AC is that is hipocritical, and that's a nice word for it. Communities are how the members want them to be. San Pedro is still one of the best places to be, but it like every other place is dynamic and is subject to change according to its community's mores and needs and desires. That's what the Chamber is trying to get going, a community that will respond to all of the issues that affect it negatively in this case. Crime, drugs, potholes, hurricanes, the list goes on. No need to shut down the discussions. People will still visit and spend their money.

#165079 - 06/23/04 10:54 PM Re: What is a crime  
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I give in most people obviously want crime to be compartmentalised in SP-Drugs are(from what I can see) are wanted/needed by visitors and residents in SP-I would like the chamber to vote one way or the other-
The vote would be -We actively support the useage of drugs on Ambergris Caye or we as a responsible body of people decry the breaking of the laws of Belize.

#165080 - 06/24/04 05:56 AM Re: What is a crime  
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I agree with every single word you wrote... 100% but before I go any further let me take just one more toke here and I should be fine... eek Geez, that Instant Gremlin looks so cool.....

#165081 - 06/24/04 08:50 AM Re: What is a crime  
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Crime: the attaining by natural or artificial selection of perfect breasticles and not showing them to me....

#165082 - 06/24/04 10:35 AM Re: What is a crime  
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Denny Shane Offline
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I'm trying to imagine "perfect breasticles" and I don't think I like what I am imagining... eek eek

#165083 - 06/24/04 11:05 AM Re: What is a crime  
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I would like to know the answer to #5. Is it legal to stagger down the beach after too many Belikins, or was I just lucky not getting thrown in jail on dozens of occasions?

#165084 - 06/24/04 11:14 AM Re: What is a crime  
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staggering babe

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