@ Erwin: I have noted your brief mention of “racial …

Comment on Cops at bottle shops: expensive bluff? by Chiara Maqueda.

@ Erwin: I have noted your brief mention of “racial profiling” and another comment.
Look, the very simple thing to do is what I do as a whitefella is automatically produce my ID to one of the PALIs or coppers. They always accept and vet it.
And, yes, I get asked some questions about where I will drink it. So what? It’s a very small cost in time and effort to – collectively in Alice Springs – reap the benefit in terms of reductions in hospital admissions for assaults generally and domestic violence in particular.
I don’t know what the overtime in costs of PALIs is, but I would bet that the scores of reduced admissions for DV alone would outweigh costs to the taxpayer – if you want to measure it in crude monetary terms.
For me? Saving the lives and safety of families in terms of reduced DV etc is worth it.
So think about it. Produce your ID to the PALIs and reap benefits for our whole community!

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