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Riot police raid 30th barbecue because man used Facebook to invite his friends

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posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 01:02 PM
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Riot police raid 30th barbecue because man used Facebook to invite his friends




Riot police raided a 30th birthday barbecue because they thought the organiser, who had invited his friends via Facebook, was staging a rave.
Four police cars, a riot van and a helicopter moved in on Andrew Poole's gathering which was taking place in a field owned by a friend.
The coach driver had invited 17 guests to an 'event' on his social networking page by private invitation and was about to light the barbecue when the gazebo suddenly started flapping wildly and the sound of chopper blades filled the air.


Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
(visit the link for the full news article)





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posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 01:02 PM
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can you believe this? i cant, what were they doing snooping through his facebook anyway.I hope it never gets this bad where I live , I thinkk this is going a little to far.

(visit the link for the full news article)



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posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 01:07 PM
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You have seen nothing to what these loons will do. I have been monitored for 17 years for no reason,a nd they would not let me live any life.

Forgeting the stupid actions of the police here, is having a rave against the law there then?



posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 01:10 PM
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Holy cripes Batman!

All of my friends and I invite each other to Soirees, BBQs, Pool Parties, Tailgates, Skindipping at the lake, and other such events all the time. In any given week there are at least 7 events that we are inviting one another to.

Hmm, monitoring Private Invites without a Warrant...as well as infringing upon their Constitutional Right to Free Assembly. Sounds like that Police Department took a long walk off the short peer of Due Legal Process. It sounds to me that someone has a good case against the City and the Police Department. I'm sure the ACLU would eagerly accept the case considering several Civil Liberties were violated here.

Oh, except this is in Devon U.K. Oh! Alrighty then! In that case, no harm, no foul of the law. Carry on chaps!

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posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 01:12 PM
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Yes. This is indeed too far. Maybe they were pissed off for not been privately invited? I mean - to work that hard and monitor the facebook for greater good, and then some birthday-dude is not inviting them.



posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 01:14 PM
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and whilst the police were preparing their forces to bust this non-rave...

Several paedophiles, murderers, rapists and violent offenders are still at large posing a genuine threat to society.

Even if this 'had' been a rave... What's the big deal?

I wish the police would sort their god damn act out and catch the real bastards who ruin society as opposed to picking on young people who wanna free their minds, socialise and enjoy quality music.




posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by mr-lizard
and whilst the police were preparing their forces to bust this non-rave...

Several paedophiles, murderers, rapists and violent offenders are still at large posing a genuine threat to society.

Even if this 'had' been a rave... What's the big deal?

I wish the police would sort their god damn act out and catch the real bastards who ruin society as opposed to picking on young people who wanna free their minds, socialise and enjoy quality music.



Exactly. The bottom line response that requires no other explanation.

But raiding this guy was a less risky operation for the police - no doubt why they chose it instead of any of the bad guys you mentioned.



posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 01:35 PM
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I sure hope our British friends can get their police under control; because the US and the UK have a habit of being the 'testing grounds' for all sorts of bone-headed policies and practices..., like they are always trying to take more authority and more power for themselves, and leaving the citizens with no recourse for redress except demonstrations - which they then infiltrate and turn violent.

Good luck from across the big pond.



posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 01:37 PM
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You gotta love the pigs man.. they haven't a clue what they are on about.

I wonder how much that operation cost them? Chopper and all, must've been a hefty price tag attached.. Hopefully someone got fired.

Then again, its possible that this guy is a known rave promoter and they wanted to shut him down for good.

Still though, apart from the possibilities of Drug overdoses and some rubbish left behind, raves aren't exactly the most criminal of things.. Definitely not warranting the cost to run a Chopper.



posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 01:47 PM
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Originally posted by Maxmars
like they are always trying to take more authority and more power for themselves, and leaving the citizens with no recourse for redress except demonstrations - which they then infiltrate and turn violent.



You summed it up in that sentence alone.

The Uk is becoming a prison island... The proles are trained to be unhappy, becoming addicted to gambling, drinking, drugs, fighting, hatred...


We are turning into unthinking fools and our freedom is trodden into the ground by the people who engineer the authority.

There's an old saying...

'There will never be a revolution as long as we have a comfortable middle class'



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posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 01:52 PM
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Well there is alot of illegal raves being held up and down the UK.

Although the police, could have been more hearful to the dudes explanation. But no Gestapo enforcement comes into effect again. Wait a mintue, I thought we defeated the Nazis in WW2!! Obviously not


If I wre him, I would put an official complaint, and sue the Police over thier actions, loss of money for the food etc.



posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 01:53 PM
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Well I wouldn't trust the Daily Mail to tell me what year it was ..... I suspect there is more to this story than the tabloids would have us believe. But by the reaction on ATS, it's acheived it's intent.


btw who over the age of 7 invites his friends to a party via facebook? Whatever happened to speaking to them?

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posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 01:53 PM
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You would think that there would be someone in charge on a raid that could take a second to determine that this wasn't a rave and that perhaps, just perhaps the police had jumped the gun on this one.

I think that I would start laughing if the police raided my birthday party with a helicopter and told us to disburse. :lol"

I do believe that I would ask them why? Have the laws changed so that you cannot legally calibrate a birthday at the park? I would of course be polite to the officers.

Perhaps I'd ask if they'd like so cake before we had to disburse but only if they sing to me.



posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 01:59 PM
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Lets be honest - this is the Daily Mail

Defender of Middle Class values and scourge of asylum seekers .....

Immagine the headlines if the party had gone ahead ....

"Meat fuelled Drunken School Bus Drivers orgy of depravity"

"Are your children safe to be driven to school by this beast?"

I think he was better of getting it raided



posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 02:00 PM
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Originally posted by Laurauk
Well there is alot of illegal raves being held up and down the UK.


Yep... Only last week i enjoyed the pleasures of a bloody good pair of rigs blasting out some amazing dubstep, psy and dnb in a very secret and beautiful location. There must have been about fourty people there... and guess what... Nobody died or anything.

When we left NOBODY could tell the organisers had even been there. We left it in a nicer state of tidyness when we left.

It's called respect.

sadly the UK government likes to tell us how we can and cannot live our lives.



posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 02:03 PM
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IF you think the story has any value - you might want to check out another on the same page
www.dailymail.co.uk... 00089/Call-Delores-says-MI5-whistleblower-David-Shayler.html

This is the guy Alex Jones interviewed as having "vital intelligence"

Disinfo by the mail or another nail in that papers credibility?



posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 02:05 PM
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Even in the case that the police were right and he had put on a rave I would think this is way to much. I mean he wasn`t starting a riot. Raves are some people dancing and having a good time, nothing else.



posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 02:45 PM
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Originally posted by Silk
Disinfo by the mail or another nail in that papers credibility?


Has the Mail EVER had any credibility?

Lest we forget this was the paper that supported Hitler in the 30s!



posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 02:46 PM
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I'd like to make a comment on this

But unfortunately the police could be reading and end up arresting me for crimes of speaking out against how idiotic they can be at times.

Funny story, I had my car broken into, phoned the police up in the morning, drivers side window was smashed, they said I'd have to wait until the day after to get forensics to come and look at it, the worst part was they wanted me to leave the car as it was for a whole day, with no window. Sometimes they really do not think things through properly and would rather waste tax payers money on frivelous days out raiding BBQ's than actually solving crimes!



posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 02:58 PM
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Jesus man. Seems every single day I read something rediculous that cops have done. 90 percent of cops disgust me and I don't think we need them.




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