UK Liberty

Looking at the police

Posted in law and order by ukliberty on September 28, 2007

In London, David Mery was stopped and searched under the Terrorism Act, because police claimed to find his behaviour suspicious, including the fact that he “went into [Southwark tube] station without looking at the police officers at the entrance or by the gates”.

God forbid!

In Bournemouth, Michael Burbridge was stopped and searched under the Terrorism Act “because he had been looking at a police officer”.

Clearly we need some guidelines – or even legislation – to define when and where we can look at police officers, and when and where we must not look at police officers, and under what conditions, and for how long, and so on.

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  1. David Mery said, on September 28, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    The article says “A Dorset police spokesman said both men had attended the police station voluntarily,” so it looks like Michael Burbridge and Bob Hamlen were not arrested but intimated enough to accept the Police invitation: “they asked us to accompany them, in separate police cars, to the police station.”

    We all need to refuse to be terrorised.

    br -d


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