Saturday, 7 March 2009

Demonstrator's database

Who needs ID cards or the national database scheme when the police have already made one. This report from the Grauniad says what we have know for some time, that the police are keeping records of people who are not breaking the law but simply exercising their right to demonstrate peacefully.

They are clearly breaking a number of laws by doing this and all hats off to Liberty who seem to be leading the charge against the police in the courts.

The police can take our photographs without our permission and store them on a searchable database to be used in the future. But if we take a photo of them we can be locked up for 10 years... No wonder the builders are getting into the action now.

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