Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Terror controls may get tougher

Maintaining the climate of fear (are you scared? Me neither) is important to this government. Today's initiative is to toughen existing measures which currently see suspects restricted in their movements - effective house arrest in extreme cases. I don't like these measures. If there's enough evidence to detain someone, then do it. Restricting a person's movement for over 6 months because they might have had an intention of doing something in the future can't be sensible. You're labelling someone a terrorist while never having the evidence to do so or putting them on trial to prove it.
Anyway, these control orders are about to get tougher because the authorities can't police them. This is not a good reason. If you can't police a law, it is bad legislation.

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