April 26, 2005

Are the police trying to fit up innocent people as 'terrorists?'

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4485701.stm

According to the article above, police in Scotland and elsewhere have been routinely showing people arrested as suspceted terrorists pictures and details of people who have never been convicted of any offence and trying to get them fingered as 'terrorists?' Is it just me or is it profoundly disturbing that now that thanks to the government's wonderful Prevention of Terrorism Act (2005), this could cause hundreds of innocent people to be the subject of various sanctions without even being told what they're accused of and why because the police have happened to show their picture to someone who may well not have anything to do with terrorism either?

- One comment

  1. So much for presumption of innocence, hmm?

    How much value can you place on these interrogations, if it is clear that the interrogators already start the interrogation with a conclusion, and encourage the captive to agree with it?

    On the other hand, it could make sense if they are using it to rule out people who are just randomly pointing fingers, by adding 'suspects' who can't be guilty. Kinda like the identity parade.

    26 Apr 2005, 15:33


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