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March of the dustbin Stasi: Half of councils use anti-terror laws to watch people putting rubbish ou

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posted on Nov, 1 2008 @ 12:07 PM
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By Sophie Borland and James Slack
Last updated at 1:53 PM on 01st November 2008

-The Mail

I always am amazed when people tell me how it's ok for all of these laws that go into effect where your privacy will be invaded inevitably...it's ok to collect info and your perosnal data - who would abuse that info? It's ok to use these draconian laws to capture people putting out their trash early! What a waste of intended use.


Shami Chakrabarti of Liberty said: 'Snooping appears to have become the favourite pastime in town halls up and down the land.
'Common sense has gone out of the window and instead of putting out more bins, councils spy on householders as if they were terrorists.'
Tory communities spokesman Eric Pickles said: 'Under Labour, the rights and liberties of law-abiding citizens are being eroded through plans for ID cards, sinister microchip spies in bins and abuse of anti-terror laws by councils.
'Taxpayers' money is being wasted on bankrolling an army of municipal bureaucrats who have watched too many episodes of Spooks.'


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Absurd.

ColoradoJens

[edit on 1-11-2008 by ColoradoJens]




posted on Nov, 2 2008 @ 07:19 PM
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Well that's what happens when you grant a government new powers in the name of fighting 'terrorism' 'crime' 'child porn' or some other bugaboo everyone is against.

They immediately use their new powers for petty control-freakery like this...



posted on Nov, 2 2008 @ 08:08 PM
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The quote by Twain in your sig says it all. The amazing thing is that there is still a large population of people who somehow believe the government, in this case local councils, would use these "anti-terror" mesures to keep them safe, from terrorists. Is it possible that not a one of these councils have even used them at all - not once in anti-terror operations? Strange how many times the Patriot act has been used in non terror related crimes.

ColoradoJens



 
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