Quiet-List 1997

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Re: Diplomatic immunity

> An acquaintance, newly relocated,  called the local constabulary at
> 04h00, when he had enough of a neighbours party noise only to be told
> that there was nothing that the police could do as the residence was
> owned by the --- embassy and they, of course, have diplomatic
> immunity.......
> Why do the words, "cynical disregard for the law" spring to mind?

  This was a cop out on the part of the police. Diplomatic immunity 
doesn't cover noise bylaw abuses. Now if city council had granted them 
special exemption from the bylaws, that would be another story.

      Eric Greenspoon 

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