Originally posted by unicorn1
reply to post by LiveForever8
I don't have a problem with this actually. It's just an extension of the system
You don't have a problem with it?
Just an extension of the system, yes. A system that already intrudes far too much into the private activities of people about their daily lives doing
nothing that breaks the law.
So your powers of observation already caught some criminals, good for you, so did mine. I caught a pickpocket in my former workplace, a pickpocket, I
might add, that was not caught by the CCTV.
Oh, I know what's coming, "if you have nothing to hide.... etc...." But just because I have nothing to hide doesn't mean that anyone has the
right to observe me 24/7 just to make sure. And hell, with people being arrested for things that are not even crimes and things like "politically
ideological material" being seen as grounds to arrest people, and politicians who oppose the government being arrested on fabricated charges, who
knows what I will be guilty of in a few short years if this march (Jog? Trot? Headlong sprint?) towards fascism continues at its current pace.
Did you know that it is now a crime in the UK to form a group meant to change political opinion? No? Well here is the law.
1 Terrorism: interpretation
(1) In this Act “terrorism” means the use or threat of action where—
(a) the action falls within subsection (2),
(b) the use or threat is designed to influence the government or to intimidate the public or a section of the public, and
(c) the use or threat is made for the purpose of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause.
Link here, so you can read it in their own words.
Yeah. The use or threat of action
. (Any kind - they do not specify that is has to be violent or in any way a danger to the public, just action
is enough. Believe me they do
and will use this to arrest anyone they want.)
Now don't get confused that "action" is limited to subsection 2, because that is only "a". Anything in "b" or "c" is fair game, but it
isn't spelled out so clearly. So technically, those guys outside your supermarket handing out leaflets about God are "advancing a religious cause"
(terrorists) and those guys protesting the continuing presence in Afghanistan (terrorists) and pretty much anyone who disagrees with government policy
Ever opine that the government did something wrong? Well, you're now a "domestic terrorist".
Bet you didn't vote for that, eh?
Just a few links - there are MANY more to be found.