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Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:26 pm

Baggieboy wrote:Tim - the "rap" is they MAY be working without a permit. Which is illegal. Additionally there are accusations of threatening behaviour, dangerous driving (i.e. jumping off scooters to harrass potential mugs. There are numerous offences they could be committing and if it gets them off the street then fair enough.

Believe me, I'm anti "police state" methods more than most, its what annoys me most about the UK, but these touts are an absolute pain in the backside and I fully support their being on the receiving end of a bit of harrassment for a change.

Richie.


I take the point, but the way this issue has been portrayed makes it appear that the police have detained somebody overnight simply 'to teach them a lesson'. I agree that if somebody is in breach of the law then the authorities have a duty to prosecute them. I cannot condone arbitrary and summary detention as a solution to this problem, though. I hope and believe that we are living in a country where the rule of law holds sway.
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Postby Baggieboy » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:51 pm

Yes - fair point - taken
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Postby danky » Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:50 pm

I am really pleased to hear the news but locking one tout away for the night will do nought.
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Postby Smiler Brian » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:17 pm

danky wrote:I am really pleased to hear the news but locking one tout away for the night will do nought.


Totally out of order for the police to lock up a timeshare tout overnight. They should lock them up during the day - everyday.
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Postby Michael Coumas » Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:27 pm

Smiler Brian

Agree with you wholeheartedly. Selling timeshare without being registered and licensed is against the law. The touts are a blight on the Paphos tourist area and numerous complaints are received from tourists against them.

Emma Ruby - I understand your predicament assuming this individual was a friend but she may have been breaking the law in which case she should be locked up. Whether or not the work is lucrative I'm afraid is no defence.

Please take this next point as a constructive, you mention the Police officer "staring at your boobs" can you honestly say they were perhaps not on display so to speak. At the end of the day if something is advertised it is designed to attract attention, perhaps we should not be shocked when it has the desired effect.

If however you were dressed modestly but are blessed with being well endowed (my youngest daughter suffers the same attention) then please feel free to write to the Deputy Chief of Paphos police giving full details of dates and times in order to identify the officer concerned and state that you felt uncomfortable whilst in the officers vicinity, if that is your point, and could consideration be given to having a female officer in attendance in future.

I must assume here that your friend, as well as yourself, (if required) do have leave to remain and work in Cyprus. We would not want either of you to fall foul of the immigration rules or the law.

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Postby fig head » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:37 am

i was just done working! wearing proper unrevealing dress! and i am blessed with full boobs, the way he was looking to me was sick!! thats it.. i know my friend is wrong working in timeshare (i my self used to but stopped for so many reasons ) but that is not the issue! i wasnt complaning because of my friend, but because the way i got treated! 1st of all the way the police officer shouted at me and was talking with his hands ! when i asked him if i can see my friend he shouted at me AGAIN and staring to me in a very annoying way! he might be a police officer but i wasnt breaking the law and i deserved to be treated with respect
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Postby denizaksulu » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:45 am

emma ruby wrote:i was just done working! wearing proper unrevealing dress! and i am blessed with full boobs, the way he was looking to me was sick!! thats it.. i know my friend is wrong working in timeshare (i my self used to but stopped for so many reasons ) but that is not the issue! i wasnt complaning because of my friend, but because the way i got treated! 1st of all the way the police officer shouted at me and was talking with his hands ! when i asked him if i can see my friend he shouted at me AGAIN and staring to me in a very annoying way! he might be a police officer but i wasnt breaking the law and i deserved to be treated with respect



Talking with hands and a raised voice is a Cypriot fingy. To those who are unused to the Cypriot way, it may come as being apgressive. I hope that was not the case, but not being there, he may have been. I bet it was hot in the police station. :lol:
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Postby Michael Coumas » Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:47 pm

emma ruby

I take your point but as denizaksulu has said the Cypriots (as well as Italians and North Africans) do talk a lot with their hands and with raised voices.

I am obviously unaware of of your cultural background or of the circumstances of your visit but can only reiterate that if you were made to feel uncomfortable & felt you were not treated as you believe you should then in the first instance write in as I have suggested. (Keep copies of your correspondence should you chose to write)
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Postby Kangarooster » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:58 pm

If he was an older guy and he thought you were being smart with him don't be suprised. Some older people have that "we dont take kindy to strangers around here" attitude... And about the staring at your cleavage... That's not a cop thing, it's a man thing, he was being an idiot, i mean theres more subtle ways to catch a glimpse :P
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Postby yesman » Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:21 pm

what a pathetic sad forum this really is, emma if it wasn't for timeshare youd be stuck in egypt.
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