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!