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National sovereignty? Nah, just call in the marshals Aug. 10th, 2006 02:01 pm
"US air marshals are being sent to the UK to provide extra air security".

So, not satisfied with a one-way extradition "treaty", extraordinary rendition, and requests to send tanks to London, we now have american cops playing in our airspace?

Oh - and I'm not trying to be funny - you might not want to have headphones / music on in the tube or busses tonight.
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From: steer
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 01:14 pm (Link)
Nothing says "security" like a twitching american imbecile with a gun. I feel safer already.
(no subject) - flannelcat
From: zotz
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 01:25 pm (Link)
On American planes, AFAICT. We have our own.
From: zotz
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 01:20 pm (Link)
*More* air marshalls. As far as I can tell, there have been air marshalls on some flights for years.
From: silenttex
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 01:39 pm (Link)
What's the issue with headphones/music on public transport? I haven't seen anything in the media about it.
From: thekumquat
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 01:47 pm (Link)
Presumably inability to hear if someone is shouting 'oi you with the backpack, stop where you are!'

So, a great time to be deaf.
From: sashajwolf
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 04:59 pm (Link)
There were instances after last year's bombings where the wires of personal stereo headsets were mistaken by other commuters for detonation wires on possible suicide bombs.
From: mrz80
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 07:52 pm (Link)
If you want a safe society, then it pretty much by definition can't be a safe society. Pick your poison... a free society where it's always remotely possible that some random whackjob with an axe to grind can set off a couple kilos of C4 on your train... or a rigidly overcontrolled pervasively intrusive police state where if you cross your eyes at the wrong moment the SWAT teams'll take you downtown (or just plain take you DOWN)