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The End of Liberty
Wednesday, 30 May 2007 18:34
by Craig Murray

I am in general opposed to violence, except as a last resort. And I know that the police are not all fascists. Many policemen don't like the drive against civil liberties any more than I do. But, even granted that they are only doing their job, I can promise you this. The first policeman who stops me as I am peacefully going about my lawful business, and demands to know who I am and where I am going, will get punched on the nose.

As the government whittles away our basic freedoms, there comes a point where you either resist, physically, or we all lose our liberty. I think Reid and Blair's new proposal for a police power to "Stop and question" takes us to that point.

Of course, having skin of a regulation Scottish blue colour, I am not likely to be stopped. Jean Charles De Menezes was killed for having a slightly olive complexion and dark hair, and it is people of his hue and darker who will in fact be stopped and questioned.

The proposal is obvious madness - if the government was looking to provoke young British Muslims, no tactic would work better. Which does lead us, quite seriously, to be forced to question whether Reid and Blair are trying deliberately to cause an even further deterioration in community relations. There are two possibilities: either they are trying to provoke more "Islamic" violence, or they are very stupid.

Come to think of it, there is a third possibility. They may be trying to provoke more Islamic violence, and be very stupid.

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a guest said:

Policemen love to be punched on the nose.
Liberals who have never been arrested should all go and punch a cop on the nose. See what happens when you do so, I guarantee you won't do it again.

The long and the short of it is that they are trying to provoke violence and they are not stupid. The tactic is as old as tyranny itself. First you cause a problem. Then you use the problem as an excuse to get legislation that helps you deal with the problem. Which in turn causes more an bigger problems, which in turn justifies tougher legislation, which in turn. . . .
May 31, 2007 | url
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pop cop said:

Cops are filthy
years ago, law enforcement was a friend of the citizens. Now they are foes! Simple mercenaries abusing the citizens at large. Oh the will blame their abuses on having a tough job, or I am just following orders or the law allow me no lee way. I say enough is enough. It is time to reclaim are liberties and run these oppressors out of our communities. Privatize these bastard and make them subject to reviews and liable under the laws. How many times do cops beat people with complete impunity and then when hit with a donut in their face claim to be attacked with a deadly weapon.

It is time to give the cops a good pepper spray in their faces.
December 17, 2007
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