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mancabbage



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It's ilegal to take a photograph of a policeman in the UK.  Reply with quote  

....(if they can proove that you have a link to terrorism) bullshit

This country is run by fucking idiots, and we only have a bigger one as an alternative. this makes me insane,

check this

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7888301.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7351252.stm

WHAT THE FUCK. :-|

call me paranoid but i think the recent news really illustrates the real reason why this has been introduced. I mean really, terrorism!? come off it, we had bombs going off all the time with the IRA and all we got rid of was the bins on the tube, not our fucking rights. How many people have been killed by terrorism, bugger all. fucking ban chips, kills more.

But yeah, recently there were loads of protests at the G20, what with every phone being able to take pics or film the news had been different to most protests - police were caught pushing a guy over (for no reason, unprovoked - wasnt even protesting) - who then died from a heart attack. They said at the time there was no CCTV (there clearly was, - comeon no cctv in the square mile? the fuck.... but it hasn't surfaced - hah), but instead mobile phone footage came out in the papers and now the police are all shook up. They also got caught beating up a woman,

check it : http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/apr/07/video-g20-police-assault

nothing would have happened had the people not been able to film the cops. and now that's illegal.

madness absolute fucking madness
Post Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:04 pm
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Travadone



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Did you want the bas workout?
Post Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:44 pm
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firefly



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mancabbage wrote:
call me paranoid but i think the recent news really illustrates the real reason why this has been introduced.


That's the first thing that I thought.

The most obvious answer is usual the right one.
Post Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:51 pm
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Bring that Beat Back



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Post Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:54 pm
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ourcynic



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happens more and more, sugar. americans aren't doing their duty...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/01/22/18565104.php

some people think its a good idea to take away any way a regular person can defend themselves legally against tyrannical actions. too bad, so sad.

http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2009/04/obama-doj-worse-than-bush
Post Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:01 pm
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Flav Davis



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Insanely scary. It's too clichéd to bang on about the Orwellian state but this is bad. To be rendered unable to defend yourself against over handed police that we have in the UK is messed up.

A copper has just been done because he was videoed clattering some bird's legs with an extendable baton during the G20 protests, he would have gotten away with as well if it wasn’t for those pesky kids and their cameras. In most instances the bill here are pretty good, but confronted with any kind of demonstration results in maniacal behaviour on their part.
Post Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:34 pm
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mancabbage



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yeah, i love that with the ian tomlinson thing they claimed there was no cctv footage.

How can you believe that.!?!

We have more cameras than anyone and that took place in the square mile (the financial area of london, think wall street) - cameras everywhere, i know this because i used to fly around there on skates being a right little hooligan and the cops would show up from nowhere and tell us they could see everything.

The met (on the whole) are a bunch of bent fucks. I have a friend who's a copper who is a legend, but he's a rarity. Today i saw 8 of them. EIGHT at bounds green tube station waiting to catch ticket dodgers, really - eight of you needed? I could tell em exactly where to go to stop troublemakers but they'd rather cotch out there farting about doing fuck all. All tubby gits aswell, if someone did do a runner there's no way any of em were gona catch em. That clip of that small penised tit head hitting that woman was horrific. Tossers


(Yeah trav, id love to get my hands on that man, safe)
Post Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:18 pm
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Buddy Peace



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Let's do it. Just run up behind them, snatch a quick "me and him" shot and leg it. You can get in trouble for taking pictures of buildings too.

I wish I could have a non-stop Charlie Brooker commentary in my head :
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00jwcb3/Newswipe_Episode_4/

Unfortunately that link may not work for non-UK folks, the iPlayer is pretty snobby...
Post Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:21 am
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neveragainlikesheep



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ourcynic wrote:
happens more and more, sugar. americans aren't doing their duty...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/01/22/18565104.php

some people think its a good idea to take away any way a regular person can defend themselves legally against tyrannical actions. too bad, so sad.

http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2009/04/obama-doj-worse-than-bush


They aren't talking about the States.
Post Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:28 am
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english bob



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Flav Davis wrote:
A copper has just been done because he was videoed clattering some bird's legs with an extendable baton during the G20 protests...

a bird who was going mental up in his face and begging to get an extendable baton to the legs..
(not that it's forgivable, but she was far from innocent).. but fuck it. besides the point.


eah, this law is fucked up.. but it's been around for months hasn't it(?) so it's not just based on the recent events (i.e. G20)..

is this type of law in effect in other countries too? i took a photo of some fully kitted out riot police in paris on their way to a demonstration last year and he started talking some shit to me which came across like 'if you take my photo again, i'll kill you'. so i didn't. but i assumed it was just his personal beef, not the law.
Post Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:40 am
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SteveJB



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Plus the police like ruining people's holidays:

http://tinyurl.com/cc7oge
Post Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:42 am
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mancabbage



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SteveJB wrote:
Plus the police like ruining people's holidays:

http://tinyurl.com/cc7oge


Oh wow that guys glasses are the bollocks

I quite fancy walking up to one and sayin excuse me but I pay your wages mate, do your job or I'll have words with superiors.

Anyone seen the "BEWARE OF PEOPLE TAKING PHOTOS THEY COULD BE TRAITORS!!!!!!" posters on the tube? Fucking odd. I don't get this reaction, the ira bombed stuff all the time, yet there was none of this. These new terrorists can probably shoot fucking lasers from their cameras though. That must be it.

Also newswipe is the best thing I've seeen in aaaaages, I'm almost shocked it's allowed to be that good
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Ananasakäämä



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That law sure is shitty.

I recently read about these UK laws:


Personal web data to be stored for a year
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/personal-web-data-to-be-stored-for-a-year-1662237.html


Britain will be first country to monitor every car journey (this is from 2005)
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/britain-will-be-first-country-to-monitor-every-car-journey-520398.html


Those combined with the fact that Britain has the largest number of surveillance cameras per capita, it seems pretty crazy.
Post Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:38 am
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Flav Davis



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Take comfort in that fact it ain't as bad as Spain. Their police are nutcases. Baton happy slapping nutcases.
Post Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:41 am
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Captiv8



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And yet all those cameras around London can film pretty much anyone doing anything. The whole mentality is so Orwellian: we can watch you but now you can't even take pictures of us in broad daylight. I'm not familiar with the UK's legal documents, but I'm sure this has to be contrary to a basic freedom.
Post Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:52 am
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