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Old 11.06.2020, 17:00
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Re: Another hardened criminal off the streets!

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It may seem a bit of an overreaction but it was about a dubious 500 Euro note. If it happened in the USA, even for a $20 note, the cops might have asphyxiated the hapless youngster.
"Bit of an overreaction" ?

A 10 year old boy with a comedy 500 euro note and they call the police.
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Re: Another hardened criminal off the streets!

Now if he had asked if he could launder the money through a shell company and deposit the proceeds into an UHNW account at UBS/CS I'm sure he would have had a different response!
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Now if he had asked if he could launder the money through a shell company and deposit the proceeds into an UHNW account at UBS/CS I'm sure he would have had a different response!


It's always about M.O., isn't it?
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Made into the Guardian.. and presumably other national media.
Also made it into the NY Times
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"Bit of an overreaction" ?

A 10 year old boy with a comedy 500 euro note and they call the police.

The boy in question was 8 yearss old, accompanied by his ten year old brother. Had it been the brother with the "fake" bank note he would really have been in trouble as apparently 10 is the age of criminal responsibility.
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Re: Another hardened criminal off the streets!

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Made into the Guardian.. and presumably other national media.

On the one hand...'ha, ha... those funny Swiss'... on the other hand... it highlights an aspect of Swiss society that a lot of us, and presumably a lot of natives, find frustrating.
So dumb the Basel justice system!!
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Old 15.06.2020, 09:37
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So dumb the Basel-Landschaft justice system!!
Fixed that for you.
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Re: Another hardened criminal off the streets!

Now imagine if that boy had been black.
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Re: Another hardened criminal off the streets!

While we are laughing how daft the prosecution was, or a record?, I bet the system laughs at us taking it seriously. The record is done as a report (to keep a log of activity), not a repercussion. I bet. But it is making international news and EF reaction. I like the fact that the phonecall to the police was actually processed and the note studied. In the era of print your own anything...

Just do not want to see play money taking off the toy store shelves. They are fun for kids, post office kits with fake stamps, etc.

Reminds me our summer camp currency that we could use in our summer camp shop, somehow we knew we just could not go to a real store with it.
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Re: Another hardened criminal off the streets!

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Now imagine if that boy had been black.

maybe he was black?
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