Retired senior police officer David Gilbertson has created an online petition against expanded police powers of arrest in the UK. The Serious and Organised Crime and Policing Act of 2005 removed the link between an imprisonable offence and the power of arrest, instead allowing police to arrest people for any offence whatsoever. People have since been arrested for climbing a tree and dropping litter.
(Source: Boing Boing)
Every day, the police state eats our rights, bite by bite. Here’s your chance to try and roll back one of the most pernicious parts of it. Go and sign up!
On Saturday night, I saw four lovely bands for four quid at The Vic. Result!
First on were These Waves who just get better every time I see them and they were good to start with. I thought they really connected with the audience, no easy feat when you’re on first. But their effort paid off and I saw a lot of happy, smiling faces in the crowd.
Next on were Lines In Sand. They basically blew me away. I’d never heard anything by them before and by three songs in, I was loving it. By the end of the set I was a total convert and went and bought their CD. Brilliant!
Then came Best Endings. Despite Beal warning me that I wouldn’t like them, I did! Yeah, some of their set was a bit too twiddly for me but when they rocked, as on the very last song, they were awesome. Just a great energy there, well done!
Last on were This Town Needs Guns who out-twiddled everyone else and then some. Their guitarist was bewilderingly good, often sounding like two or three guitarists on his own. I don’t know any of the titles but there was one song in particular where he was doing incredibly fast picking and silly bends at the same time. The kids in the front row were swooning with happiness!
So, thanks to Sexy? No! Promotions for putting on a fantastic night, I had a great time and so did everyone else at The Vic. Good work! 🙂
(Click any of the pics above to see galleries of each band!)