Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Birth of a Police State | Trebuchet Magazine

The Birth of a Police State | Trebuchet Magazine:
The UK government is about to pass legislation which will make any behaviour perceived to potentially ’cause a nuisance or annoyance’ a criminal offence.

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill also grants local authorities, police and even private security firms sweeping powers to bar citizens from assembling lawfully in public spaces. Those who refuse orders under the new rules will face arrest, fines and even prison time...