Guilty until proved innocent
Saturday, 05 July 2008 13:13

In 2008 Britain you are not innocent until proved guilty.

You are guilty until proved innocent, and even then there may be doubt in the minds on the authorites and they will retain your records.

Britain has a government that frames new laws in a different way. No longer are you innocent until it is proved beyond reasonalbe doubt that you are guilty. In today's UK you are guilty first and then you will have to prove your innocence, but you will already be on the offenders lists, fingerprinted, photographed and your DNA taken and added to secretive government databases.

Here are some examples . . .

Airport Secutiy

Everyone is guilty and has to be prevented from taking anything that the government bans, searched and subjected to stress that is quite un-necessary. The staff seem to be hand picked for their unpleasant manner and total lack of charisma. Do you really think that taking hair spray and shaving foam off people makes them safer?

CCTV

1 CCTV camera for every 14 people

You are photographed at least 300 times a day

Why would local authorities and government want to use this level of surveillance on innocent people? Local authorities and government are supposed to be there to serve the people who elected them, not constantly watch, harrass and probe into what we are doing.

Criminal Records Bureau Checks

When you apply for many jobs, especially ones working with young people you have to prove that you don't have a criminal record. What happened to rehabilitaion and the concept that you have paid your debt to society? You are never considered innocent, indeed if you decide that you don't want to pay for your criminal records check you will automatically be branded a criminal - why would you refuse if you have nothing to hide? This is an intolerable situation that will only get worse.

Independent Safeguarding Authority

The latest Labour maddness. More than a quarter of the population will have to register and pay a huge fee so that wheh they want to do any work or volunteer they can prove that there is nothing in their background that is suspect. Consider that the government has just released figures that show that last year 700 innocent people had wrong information provided and you will start to worry. 700 is only the ones that are know and being admitted. How many people have been wrongly branded as criminals and never even had the chance of refuting it because they do not see the information?

 



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