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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Justice? It's behind Civil Liberties in the trash

I heard this morning that ACPO are wanting the authority to punish people without going to court, including banning people from city centres and breaking up gangs of people (inevitably teenagers). They're calling it "instant justice", but the dictionary defines Justice as "The quality of being just; fairness". How on earth is it fair to deny someone the right to movement or property without giving them the (hitherto basic) right to defend themselves?

At least some police organisations are speaking out against the idea. It's sheer madness.

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