Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Blog influences Government legislation ?

Now I know that it a word assortment of persons who take the time to read this little blog, but given the news today in Leta I wonder if someone in the Government has been having a peek, and taking my advice re British piss artists - judge for yourselves as I said on the blog on 18th February "for my part I would have banged him up and thrown away the keys - perhaps then the message would get across to these morons that using the Freedom monument as a urinal was not a good idea and could seriously damage your health.

and lo and behold in todays LETA news :

Administrative arrest imposed for first time against person caught urinating at Freedom Monument

RIGA, Feb 19 (LETA) - Today, the Riga Central Court imposed a five-day administrative arrest against a British citizen (born 1974) who was caught yesterday relieving himself at the Freedom Monument in Riga.He is the first foreigner who has been arrested for such conduct in Latvia.Zane Berzina from the Riga Police Headquarters' Press and Public Relations Department told LETA that the police are satisfied with the court's decision.

Up until now, many British citizens have been caught urinating by the Freedom Monument and have only received administrative penalties for minor hooliganism of up to LVL 50.As reported, the British citizen was detained at 9:30 p.m. yesterday for urinating by the Freedom Monument in Riga.LETA also reported that Riga Mayor Janis Birks (For Fatherland And Freedom/LNNK) believes that harsher penalties must be introduced for people who can find no better place than the Freedom Monument to relieve themselves.Last week, amendments to the Administrative Violations Code, proposed by Birks' TB/LNNK, were forwarded to Saeima committees.

The amendments are meant to prevent foreign tourists' obscenity and lewdness at the Freedom Monument and stipulate raising the applicable fine to LVL 200, and LVL 500 if the offender is caught doing the same thing again.

So for the first time I can say well done the Latvian Seima - keep it up, but why stop at 5 days, make it at least a month with a minimum fine of LS 500.00 !!


Blogger david santos said...

Hello, David!
Thanks for posting and have a good day!

4:55 pm  

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