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Bangkok Metropolitan Police Deputy Chief Post Photos Of Drunk Drivers On Facebook

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...in related news: Bangkokians have started to post photos of corrupt police officers on Facebook...

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Who looks at Farce Book anyway these days?

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Who looks at Farce Book anyway these days?

Im an old chap now but what i see is that many of the younger people use FB a lot. They are propably the persons who are best targeted - dont you think?

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Not sure I agree with this but interesting to see people who often scream the loudest about lack of consequences for drunk drives being so against a consequence that has been used in numerous places ... though not sure if it helps but assume the more consequences will equal a reduction in those who choose to drink and drive.

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So let me get this straight...

Some of you are okay with this?

So...just imagine for one moment,it is the old country, you had a weak moment...had one or two to many and got in the car.

An officer stops you, you have your license taken away...you are in high- up position in your company...your boss sees you picture on facebook and tells you, you just lost your job, because your company can not afford to have someone "like you" in a position like this...

Yeah...putting people on Facebook...great idea!

So what do you want:

- Drunk driver hits your car and kills your kids. But I guess your going to say 'never mind', because in a weak moment he/she had one or two too many, let's just forget it.

So what do you want?

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Yet again we see what a farce the 'justice system' is here.

Damn, second time in a week I've agreed with you FT . . . what's going on? lol

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d) since when did FACEBOOK become part of the Thai- justice system?

Facebook IS the internet in Thailand, with a touch of YouTube, games & 20 self portraits a day.

Only if you're extremely sad.

. . . or Thai

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So let me get this straight...

Some of you are okay with this?

So...just imagine for one moment,it is the old country, you had a weak moment...had one or two to many and got in the car.

An officer stops you, you have your license taken away...you are in high- up position in your company...your boss sees you picture on facebook and tells you, you just lost your job, because your company can not afford to have someone "like you" in a position like this...

Yeah...putting people on Facebook...great idea!

That's where thinking before doing comes into play . . . actions have consequences . . . if you don't drink and drive, you won't have a problem. If you choose to break the law, and then get caught, you face the consequences, same as with everything here in the LoS.

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Apart from the questionable legality of this which will probably be ignored it seems to be just another stunt by an official wanting to see his name in the media which adds to the question why does an individual cop need a Facebook account covering his official status ?

Drunk Driving will never be reduced until the whole system is overhauled completely and that's never going to happen. Let's start with the very basics of the BIB making good money allowing drunks to continue after a " fine " has been agreed not that any of the cash goes into the government coffers. There's little chance of a court appearance, licence suspended and driving while disqualified resulting in jail time for what is a contempt of court. As I understand it there's no central register of disqualified drivers and even if there was I doubt it would be checked much.

The system as it stands makes it easy for the BIB to make quick cash without any effort or any pretence of doing their job properly

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So let me get this straight...

Some of you are okay with this?

So...just imagine for one moment,it is the old country, you had a weak moment...had one or two to many and got in the car.

An officer stops you, you have your license taken away...you are in high- up position in your company...your boss sees you picture on facebook and tells you, you just lost your job, because your company can not afford to have someone "like you" in a position like this...

Yeah...putting people on Facebook...great idea!

So what do you want:

- Drunk driver hits your car and kills your kids. But I guess your going to say 'never mind', because in a weak moment he/she had one or two too many, let's just forget it.

So what do you want?

What about "enforcing existing laws"?

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So let me get this straight...

Some of you are okay with this?

So...just imagine for one moment,it is the old country, you had a weak moment...had one or two to many and got in the car.

An officer stops you, you have your license taken away...you are in high- up position in your company...your boss sees you picture on facebook and tells you, you just lost your job, because your company can not afford to have someone "like you" in a position like this...

Yeah...putting people on Facebook...great idea!

That's where thinking before doing comes into play . . . actions have consequences . . . if you don't drink and drive, you won't have a problem. If you choose to break the law, and then get caught, you face the consequences, same as with everything here in the LoS.

Right, you face the consequences. That would be, having your license taken away, pay a hefty fine, go to jail...so where exactly does Facebook come in here?

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So let me get this straight...

Some of you are okay with this?

So...just imagine for one moment,it is the old country, you had a weak moment...had one or two to many and got in the car.

An officer stops you, you have your license taken away...you are in high- up position in your company...your boss sees you picture on facebook and tells you, you just lost your job, because your company can not afford to have someone "like you" in a position like this...

Yeah...putting people on Facebook...great idea!

That's where thinking before doing comes into play . . . actions have consequences . . . if you don't drink and drive, you won't have a problem. If you choose to break the law, and then get caught, you face the consequences, same as with everything here in the LoS.

Right, you face the consequences. That would be, having your license taken away, pay a hefty fine, go to jail...so where exactly does Facebook come in here?

It would seem that Facebook now enters into the equation as a "name and shame" consequence of the drunk drivers actions.

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I understand that a lot of what Thais do is meaningless and not beneficial to the collective good; however I begin to become skeptical when the police take the law into their own hands and profile people and make public information about those people that cannot be verified by those who could use this as a means to stigmatize and hence discriminate.

Methinks it will not be long before this man finds himself in a courtroom with a defense attorney at his side.

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I am not sure how reporting the arrest of somebody in the media (Facebook) could be illegal. Also not sure why it matter that it is posted on Facebook as opposed to a Newspaper or Twitter or other form of mass communication. In some more modern countries you lose your license if you get arrested for Drunk Driving even before you are convicted and in many places get your car impounded ... this would seem illegal as your being punished without conviction but reporting on an arrest doesn't really seem illegal regardless of where the news is being published. The have TV shows such as cops showing people getting arrested and various internet sites showing mug shots of non-convicted people.

As for being an effective tool to discourage drunk driving, I'm guessing it must help but just not sure it is appropriate but I have never had a family member killed or crippled by a drunk driver and bet most who have would think this an appropriate deterrent.

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Law enforcement here is a joke.

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