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POLICE TO SEVERELY CURTAIL USE OF STOP AND SEARCH POWERS

section 44 powers. Well, surprise, surprise, use against blacks rose 322%, use against Asians rose 277% and whites 185%…When you think stop and search was already used disproportionately against the black community, you can see this is about harassment, not counter-terrorism….and Asians will include Chinese, of course….and in the previous post, we learned just how huge the threat from Islamist terrorists in Europe is [n’t]. Ah well…anyone who had bothered to read any of the research already knew this, but not our increasingly weird politicians. What does becoming Home Secretary do to a person’s brain, I wonder? Never mind…wee Wullie Haig is coming…no surely not, he’s destined for Foreign Secretary isnt he? Ian Duncan Smith then?

GCHQ DENIES INTERNET SPY PLANS

Apparently the Sunday Times alleged that despite the Home Secretary’s scrapping of plans for a centralised database, GCHQ was forging ahead with plans to monitor all communications.

CLIMATE CHANGE PROTESTORS TARGET TESCO WITH PAINT CAMPAIGN

“We’re the spikier version of climate rush”…one of those quotes that has to be here to stay! Apparently Tesco’s was offering air miles for energy efficient light bulbs…who runs their marketing department? Jeremy Clarkson?

TORTURE? IT PROBABLY KILLED MORE AMERICANS THAN 9/11

Sort of book review of “How to Break a Terrorist”. Applying police interview techniques rather than sadistic spook methods. Its an interesting article, suggesting that torture is counter-productive in many different ways.

A PERFECT STORM OF CYBERCRIME

Quote from CEO of McAfee, via the Murdoch Times. The article admits that the purpose of the conference is to get us all to buy antivirus software. Bit short on analysis, but thats journalism, folks!

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