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Council tenants in east London have launched a legal action to prevent the Ministry of Defence stationing surface-to-air missiles on the roof of their tower block during the Olympics.
Solicitors instructed by the residents' association at the Fred Wigg Tower in Leytonstone have formally lodged objections to plans for the missile battery to be manned 24 hours a day while the flats are subject to armed police patrols.
The association is seeking an injunction preventing the ground-based air
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
Welcome to the Big Brother state where they can mount missiles on your apartment building in the middle of a metropolitan area. What's next, nuclear missile silos in times square?
Originally posted by Threegirls
What type of attack would justify the missiles?
I can't think of a single scenario that missiles would provide a tangible defence from.
The British capital has more surveillance cameras monitoring its citizens than any other major city in the world. The highly visible gadgets are posted on the corners of many buildings, on new buses and in every subway station. Since 2003, the license plate of every car driving into central London during weekdays is filmed as part of a program to reduce traffic congestion. London charges a fee to cars and also uses the films to catch and fine cheats. In all, there are at least 500,000 cameras in the city, and one study showed that in a single day a person could expect to be filmed 300 times
Originally posted by pauljs75
Shame your Parliament didn't give you guys anything like the 3rd Amendment over there. At least on this side of the pond we'd have a good legal arguement to say NO.
Originally posted by stumason
Carry on trying to convince yourself (and us) that the UK is some Police state, but you guys in the US have it much worse and you don't even know it.