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The police in the UK are arresting people for buying stationary, Easter eggs and birthday cards

THESE ARE NOT ESSENTIAL ITEMS but even if the perpetrator buys food at the same time, if the police find out that theyve simultaneously brought any non essential items, they get in trouble
NeloAngelo · 26-30, M
i felt nervous strolling down this dark alley. many potential dangers, a fleeting thought of running home to safety but before i could i saw him. a shady masked man in a black cloak. he looked like death its self. fighting back tears and a frog in my throat i asked him "d'd'do you have it." i held out my hand offering him what few notes of currency i had left. Don't let him see you shaking i thought.

with a steely unblinking gaze into what i thought was my very soul he pulls out an envelope and as a breeze takes away leaves in the wind my money was gone. "YOU NEVER MET ME" he said, fading into the darkness.

i ran back to light, back to freedom back to safety.

i opened the envelope.....smiled a sigh of relief before tucking it into my jacket.

i hope my little sister loves her birthday card.
PSuss1 · 51-55, M
But what if I needed a pen to write my shopping list of essential items.
SW-User
That's just plain stupid
MaryJo1996 · 22-25, F
@SW-User It's basically bullshit. 👍
MaryJo1996 · 22-25, F
No, some forces have been a little over zealous. It is by no means happening all over the country.

Stop spreading fake news.
MaryJo1996 · 22-25, F
@Jm31xxx "The police in the UK" gives the impression it's all of the police across the country.
PSuss1 · 51-55, M
@Jm31xxx no, but you did say arrested... it's just not true, I would change it or take it down?
MaryJo1996 · 22-25, F
@PSuss1 Take it down. Simple. He's spreading fake news.
Glossy · F
No they're not. This is just something you made up.
MaryJo1996 · 22-25, F
@Jm31xxx Stop listening to talk radio...it's full of shit and only the dregs of society call them up.
Jm31xxx · 41-45, M
@MaryJo1996 theres a crisis going on, its the best way of finding whats going on while bypassing government suppression
MaryJo1996 · 22-25, F
@Jm31xxx 😂😂😂😂

Heard it all now. 🙈🙈
Well, why the piss are stores stocking the items
MaryJo1996 · 22-25, F
@LithiumDrop It's a load of nonsense. Some police forces have been a touch over-zealous, that's all.
Glossy · F
@MaryJo1996 I would rather that they were a little over-zealous and we survived than they were touchy-feely and we died.
MaryJo1996 · 22-25, F
@Glossy Never argued one way or another on that.
PSuss1 · 51-55, M
Jm31xxx · 41-45, M
@Glossy our uk talk radio isnt like that
SW-User
@Jm31xxx I've read stories on the BBC and many other news organizations in the UK about this..
Police following Walker in the park with drones.
Dying the water colors to discourage people from going..
Some police are going to extremes.. guidelines are not legal orders
PSuss1 · 51-55, M
@Jm31xxx a few local authorities hassled local shop owners, before the Govt clarified that if a shop was considered essential and could therefore open, then it could sell its normal full range.

A mixture of unclear Government directions and overzealous policing, but not really a major drama, and sensationalising it probably isn't helpful in the current situation?

Just my view.
SW-User
That is excessive. If the people are out buying food it is logical to buy the other stuff at the same time whilst they are out.

 
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