If someone were to imply that the police pay more attention to drunk drivers than something like slamming as a means of revenue gathering, then I would have to imply that said person was a ******** deluded.
It's really not a police issue ....
Agree - it's a commercial matter. In Australia, as I documented in my earlier post above, this was addressed in the past by Telstra suing the slammers for "passing off". Another earlier post from a NZ Telecom employee suggests Telecom are still prepared to do the same (in Oz, Telstra appears to have departed the field, for whatever reason).
Telecom was split in two and in theory now services the community with a better result.
When I was a kid, Traffic and Police where two.
As an adult they're combined and rightly or wrongly I know I feel the perception that they don't really focus on small crime at all and getting any traction with harassment and petty stealing (such as this telco issue) is just impossible.
Personally I just resent the willingness to give me a $60 ticket for doing 55km down a road while not being able to get attention to folk who are parking across my drive way preventing me leaving my home.
Don't get me wrong here... I'm all for dishing up a fine for doing 1 km over the speed limit if it slows drivers down as they pass schools and buses because we know that just translates into saving lives.
Just the other day we, as a family, were chatting about how the road toll has dropped 50% at the same time as the population growing by 100%, which you have to agree is an outstanding effort.
But I'd like to see Police who's roll it is not to deal with traffic, and Traffic staff who can remove cars, give out tickets and not be dragged away to dealing with 'more urgent' things.
It seems to me that Police are less effective because they're a jack of way to may trades and masters of to little.
Perhaps this is unfair... but hey, that's what a discussion forum is for, let's talk!