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Re: Racial Profiling

Before the borders were opened (the good old days) I once got more than 'Bringe Sie Ware mit?' Since the borders were opened I have never been stopped.
However, considering how often the border crossings are used as escape routes for burglars, I'm all for stopping questionable visitors with unusual plates.
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Odd thing to do for someone who is so anti-smoking, surely ?

Not wishing to turn this into a smoking thread but as you have brought this up -I'm not anti-smoking - people can do what the hell they like but they can do it away from me and with less of the attitude.


And anyway - cigarettes are a less obvious bribe than a few U.S. dollars slipped into a proffered passport.
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Old 11.11.2015, 13:20
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You tell me
That's positively idiotic.
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Reflective of the underlying population - how many black or Asian Swiss nationals are there of the relevant age group?


Swiss nationality is a prerequisite to enter the Swiss police.
Of course, and I never said otherwise.
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Old 11.11.2015, 14:44
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Oh, you were in Basel back in September last year as well, were you?
No as I am now regarded as an outlaw biker by the CHian authorities.
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Old 11.11.2015, 14:47
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No as I am now regarded as an outlaw biker by the CHian authorities.
Ah...still haven't paid the tax then!
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Or wear white socks with short parts.
I always do, and I've never been stopped!

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Ah...still haven't paid the tax then!
Weeeel, no, itīs not that, the tax buggers have given up, problem is that I am still running the pig on CHian plates, she is insured here and all that so no problems from the Maltese but as the Zulassungsstelle in Basel havnīt got their plates back as far as they are concerned I still need to be insured and taxed in CH as well, and as go to the MFK and all that.
I got a official Einschreiben saying that should I ever go to CH with the bike I will be arrested.
Cute..!
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Re: Racial Profiling

Well of course some border police are rude, and some others aren`t. It`s just their personalities. Some look rude but aren`t, and others look friendly and then ask you all sorts of questions. Not much to do with skin colour, I think?

Whenever I`ve done something "criminal" (innocently contravened some weight measures) I get stopped. When I`m all "legal" no-one seems to bother with me.

Like has been mentioned above, and borne out by guys going thru border-control training, yes it is a fact that they learn about "body language" and other quirks to notice. And then act on that, or their gut instincts.

Do not allow yourself to suffer under illusions of racism, it`s mostly in your mind.
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