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The British terrorists have won

2009-05-06 18:01:42.120467+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

London sees rise in terror stops:

The Metropolitan Police used section 44 of the Terrorism Act more than 170,000 times in 2008 to stop people in London.

65 arrests, for an arrest rate of .035%, and you'll notice they use "arrests" and not "convictions", which seems like a pretty convincing argument that the London police are using terror as an excuse to harass random citizens.

(Topic picker chose "Monty Python", I'm half-tempted to let that stand...)

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-05-08 07:58:23.51729+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Yeah, that's the nanny state for you.

Then again, here in the USA...

#Comment Re: made: 2009-05-09 14:00:35.295449+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Oh, and this may be the reason the DHS put out such a broad accusation.