Next step in the police state - Grin with cat attached — LiveJournal
|Next step in the police state||Aug. 12th, 2004 03:29 pm|
Every offence will be an arrestable offence, says government|
Since (as is often noticed) it's almost impossible to walk down the street without comitting at least one offence, this pretty much amounts to a universal power of arbitrary arrest (to go with the matching powers of arbitrary detainment).
I believe that's pretty much the definition of a police state?
There is, however, a consultation process in place, so take a look. And consider joining Liberty.
Note also the classic red flag: the promise that, while a law is being made grossly over-powerful, "we won't use those powers". All laws about which that promise have been made have been so abused.