Woman fined for Facebook pic of police car in disabled spot

By Alec Cope | We Are Change

Spain’s new “Citizens Security Law” has been the direct link of a woman being fined for posting a picture of a police car parked in a disabled spot.

The image as featured by local media and the Facebook page "You're not from Petrer if..." Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

The image as featured by local media and the Facebook page “You’re not from Petrer if…” Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

This is an example of a law being passed that may have more agenda than compassion when compared with its title – Citizens Security Act. This tactic seems to be used internationally, for you only need to see the Patriot Act in the United States as a shining example.

The law restricts posts on social media networks, such as protests; including

“the unauthorized use of images of police officers that might jeopardize their or their family’s safety or that of protected facilities or police operations.”

The woman who was in Petrer, Alicante southern Spain; when she took a photo of a police car parked illegally in a disabled spot. She added the text, “Park where you bloody well please and you won’t even be fined!”

Local law enforcement learned of her post, and She was promptly fined 800 euros (around $889). The police would then defended their baseless actions. They would state that the officers were responding to vandalism and this was a suitable occasion for the law’s application.

Website Petreraldia, pointed out an issue with their claim, as in how did the woman’s picture interfere with the “duty” in keeping citizens secure?

Media around the area continued to pump the image in their ensuing reports.

A spokesman for the town administration responded to Petreraldia that the town wished the police had resolved the situation in another manner. He said, though, that the new law allowed them to avenge their dishonor is this way.

This doesn’t look like a logical road Spain, if activity such as this is normalized, it will only grow into something you may not find desirable. As an example of how far this has already gone, the world’s first holographic protests were located in Spain, April of this year.

Spain’s trend is far from exclusive as this has evolved into a global issue. One can only ponder on the possibilities that may manifest if no one were to interfere – do we even want to?

Yes we do. Because this We Are Change article demonstrates many examples as to why we can truly have what could be called, a “utopia” on this planet. What better time than now…?

After years of research and a series of unpleasant experiences concerning the current child protection services system, Alec Cope decided to combat the cancerous corruption through information. Freelance writing articles as a form of protest and distributing them throughout his former high-school and local area, Alec struck special chords with whomever he was in contact with.

Alec has been involved in activism such as sit down protests as well as Idle No More gatherings. Being independent for the majority of his time, Alec became a member of the WeAreChange family to assist one of the organizations that inspired him to become active in the first place. With a larger platform and positive support Alec has committed the majority of his time to research, writing, and maintaining social media with the goal to continue expanding the awakening sweeping throughout all levels of society.

Growing up within a rural area in Northern Michigan as well as being a native American descendant, Alec is seeking to expose environmental abuse in his state as well as globally. A high-school dropout, Alec chases his passion for writing and empowering individuals while showing any isolated person that they too can overcome the odds with a community that will support them. Alec lives in the lower peninsula of Michigan near Kalamazoo.





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