Posted by: quiscus | July 11, 2010

July 11, 2010

1.  “Govt curbs stop-and-search terrorism powers

The government has said it is to suspend anti-terror legislation allowing people to be searched by police without good reason after European judges ruled it was unlawful.

Home Secretary Theresa May said she was introducing interim guidelines for police stating they could only use stop and search powers if they reasonably suspect the person of terror-related activities.

“It is a blanket and secretive power that has been used against school kids, journalists, peace protesters and a disproportionate number of young black men,” she said.

“To our knowledge, it has never helped catch a single terrorist.”

2.  “10 Ways We Are Being Tracked, Traced, and Databased


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