Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Activists in Britian are now "domestic extremists"

Therefore, we need that big budget to grow and grow and grow...... I mean, look at all the "domestic extremists" we have to contend with?
This is how more criminals are created. Create new laws, that criminalize more people equals a justification for increased police budgets. Resulting in increased government tyranny.

Police in £9m scheme to log 'domestic extremists'


Police are gathering the personal details of thousands of activists who attend political meetings and protests, and storing their data on a network of nationwide intelligence databases.

The hidden apparatus has been constructed to monitor "domestic extremists", the Guardian can reveal in the first of a three-day series into the policing of protests. Detailed information about the political activities of campaigners is being stored on a number of overlapping IT systems, even if they have not committed a crime.

Senior officers say domestic extremism, a term coined by police that has no legal basis, can include activists suspected of minor public order offences such as peaceful direct action and civil disobedience.

Three national police units responsible for combating domestic extremism are run by the "terrorism and allied matters" committee of the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo). In total, it receives £9m in public funding, from police forces and the Home Office, and employs a staff of 100.

Long article but worth the read.

2 comments:

  1. This is nothing new - recall the advent of the 'fire' department.

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  2. the advent of the fire department? I have heard this one, hang on.. think, think think...

    If you didn't pay, you didn't get your fire put out, and if I recall some were even setting the fires, to justify their existence

    am I remembering correctly?

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