posted on Jun, 21 2006 @ 11:15 AM
“The report said that last year 266 people were arrested under the 2000 Terrorism Act, 212 of them after the July bombings in London. Thirty-five
people were charged as a
result of the arrests, 27 with offences under anti-terrorist laws.”
Here’s the lords ruling use of stop and search anti terrorism justified.
Here’s some advice about what to do
Basically (for now at least) their powers seem quite limited. They simply authorise the police search people without reasonable suspicion within a
geographical area they define.
What annoys me is that these powers were brought in the under disguise of terrorism (this way of doing things unnerves me; more than the rules
themselves (although I would argue they are too authoritarian for the public good).
I would imagine all we have is an example political policing. It’s not that bad the Nazis had a political police force and there was
still bred and butter on the table for most people. Anyway I’ve long thought that a political police force was overdue (not that I support it). And
let’s not kid ourselves just because the government keeps giving itself more of the powers needed for an authoritarian political police force
doesn’t mean they will use them (yet) (that’s New World Order conspiracy). As said it’s the governments own association with terrorism and
authoritarian legislation that annoys me; if they want it that’s one thing; but they should at least let people see it for it is (not that our
government is necessarily in business of letting people see things for what they are).