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7 hours ago, danot said:

You've yet to explain why wearing a balaclava in public for no apparent reason on a warm day should be of interest to the police.

Bizarre, it's like you're deliberately ignoring the multiple explanations you've been given...

1 hour ago, danot said:

For me, balaclava wearing is a unrestricted freedom, and if the police do stop a balaclava wearer in public to have a quick chat, you'll be witnessing  a 'restrictive measure'. 

Authorities wouldn't want balaclava wearing to catch on, it'd complicate policing somewhat for starters, not to mention Big Brother style street surveillance, which is why the police tend treat it as a matter of interest, and why there seems to be a mild stigma attached to wearing one or accompanying a wearer out in public. It's not the done thing,  despite it being one of the many unrestricted freedoms of this country. Anyhow. You're right.    Enough about balaclavas.  

So you're now saying that whenever the police speak to anyone who is doing something unusual, that's a "restrictive practice".  And because it's not unusual to wear a niqab and so the police don't speak to such people, actually those people are getting special treatment.

That's broken logic.

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5 minutes ago, Cyclone said:

Bizarre, it's like you're deliberately ignoring the multiple explanations you've been given...

So you're now saying that whenever the police speak to anyone who is doing something unusual, that's a "restrictive practice".  And because it's not unusual to wear a niqab and so the police don't speak to such people, actually those people are getting special treatment.

That's broken logic.

I haven't ignored explanations. I've dismissed them because they're bias.

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54 minutes ago, danot said:

 

No?

Then why do you think it would be restrictive for police to stop and ask about a balaclava?

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Just now, RootsBooster said:

Then why do you think it would be restrictive for police to stop and ask about a balaclava?

If I was walking down the street wearing a balaclava on a blisteringly hot day and a police officer stopped me to ask for directions then went on his/her way... 

 

C'mon. Need I continue?  

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15 minutes ago, danot said:

If I was walking down the street wearing a balaclava on a blisteringly hot day and a police officer stopped me to ask for directions then went on his/her way... 

 

C'mon. Need I continue?  

Yes, you're being extremely ambiguous and indefinite with your posts. 

What is restrictive about the police asking you one question and letting you go on your way but not restrictive if they ask you another question and let you go on your way?

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1 minute ago, RootsBooster said:

Yes, you're being extremely ambiguous and indefinite with your posts. 

What is restrictive about the police asking you one question and letting you go on your way but not restrictive if they ask you another question and let you go on your way?

Do you believe they've have stopped me to ask me some random question if I hadn't been wearing the balaclava?

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2 minutes ago, danot said:

Do you believe they've have stopped me to ask me some random question if I hadn't been wearing the balaclava?

Ah, the old "answer a question with another, diverting question".

Would you care to give an actual answer?

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Just now, RootsBooster said:

Ah, the old "answer a question with another, diverting question".

Would you care to give an actual answer?

You give me one.  Example:  What would I have done wrong by wearing a balaclava in public if doing so warrants a passing police officer to stop me and question me?

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2 minutes ago, danot said:

You give me one.  Example:  What would I have done wrong by wearing a balaclava in public if doing so warrants a passing police officer to stop me and question me?

You wouldn't have done anything wrong, see post #830.

Now will you answer my question?

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2 minutes ago, RootsBooster said:

You wouldn't have done anything wrong, see post #830.

Now will you answer my question?

 

2 minutes ago, RootsBooster said:

You wouldn't have done anything wrong, see post #830.

Now will you answer my question?

Because, were I out in public concealing my identity by wearing joke spectacles, nose and moustache for no apparent reason' a passing police officer is likely to smirk and walk by at most. But, wearing a balaclava doesn't receive that reaction in public, but why?  Why is stigma associated with wearing a balaclava in public?

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2 hours ago, danot said:

 

Because, were I out in public concealing my identity by wearing joke spectacles, nose and moustache for no apparent reason' a passing police officer is likely to smirk and walk by at most. But, wearing a balaclava doesn't receive that reaction in public, but why?  Why is stigma associated with wearing a balaclava in public?

I think you're a bit not all there.

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4 hours ago, Halibut said:

I think you're a bit not all there.

Why's that, is it because I've given you a ptetty damn good example that illustrates how I am able to wear something weird/strange for no apparent reason when out in public without being stopped and questioned by a passing police officer? But, you've obviously found a flaw in my reasoning so c'mon, spit it out.

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