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IF your social networking and blackberry accounts were at risk because you were suspected of a crime, how accountable is the authority when you're proven innocent?
Originally posted by TheMaverick
Don't get me wrong ,I'm not condoning those thieving riot rats ,what when on cross the line ,but this could and should of been over on the first night ,it was poor policing that had a domino effect.
And slow reactions from the government.
Originally posted by Invariance
People are being arrested on suspicion as well... What happened to proving people guilty first?edit on 11-8-2011 by Invariance because: added another quote and note
A move to disconnect potential rioters would mark a huge shift in Britain's internet policy, with free speech advocates likely to accuse the government of ushering in a new wave of online censorship. ...
Jim Killock, the executive director of online advocacy organisation Open Rights Group, said Cameron risked attacking the "fundamental" right of free speech.
"Events like the recent riots are frequently used to attack civil liberties. Policing should be targeted at actual offenders, with the proper protection of the courts," Killock added. ...
"Citizens also have the right to secure communications. Business, politics and free speech relies on security and privacy. David Cameron must be careful not to attack these fundamental needs because of concerns about the actions of a small minority."