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Does Poland encourage theft?


tygrys 3 | 295
12 Jan 2014 #1
People in Poland are allowed to steal up to 400złl, after that it becomes a criminal act. What is the logic of that? The Polish law won't do anything if the theft is under that amount.

Here in the US, any kind of theft is a criminal act, even if it's only a penny. Why does Poland encourage theft?
jon357 67 | 16,836
12 Jan 2014 #2
Here in the US, any kind of theft is a criminal act,

Don't you have a difference, meaning felony and misdemeanor?

People in Poland are allowed to steal up to 400złl

That's not true. A guy was extradited fairly recently for stealing a packet of budyn worth 1zl.
theguardian.com/uk/2008/oct/20/immigration-extradition-poland-lithuania-law

Nevertheless, the courts have to balance the cost of a prosecution with the damage to society.
gask7 - | 50
12 Jan 2014 #3
It is just misunderstanding. The theft under 400 zł is forbidden as well but not according to penal code but "kodeks wykroczeń" which is about trifling offences.

No 119 KW

Art. 119. § 1. Kto kradnie lub przywłaszcza sobie cudzą rzecz ruchomą, jeżeli jej wartość nie przekracza 1/4 minimalnego wynagrodzenia ( since 1st. Junuary 2014 - 420 zł ),
podlega karze aresztu, ograniczenia wolności albo grzywny.
Wulkan - | 3,249
12 Jan 2014 #4
Why does Poland encourage theft?

you have no idea what are you talking about
OP tygrys 3 | 295
13 Jan 2014 #5
I did n't make that up. It was on the Polish news.
smurf 39 | 1,981
13 Jan 2014 #6
It was on the Polish news.

That great bastion of truth, transparency and objectivity.

Polish news channels have never once lied, never ever.
Nope.
Not even one single time.
Wulkan - | 3,249
13 Jan 2014 #7
not only that, he didn't understand it right, regardless it was the truth or not, his comprehension in Polish must be bad :/
piotrus..
13 Jan 2014 #8
People in Poland are allowed to steal up to 400złl, after that it becomes a criminal act. What is the logic of that?

The guy who posted that is either troll or idiot. He found some BS story that could shine bad light on Poland so he was happy to share it here. Obsessively if you are cough stilling in Poland you have to deal with police and law court like everywhere else.

Sorry for the mistakes (a troll or an idiot*, obviously* the law court*)


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