With Hat Tip to boingboing via Charon QC, here is an instructive clip. We are the most spied on nation on earth with CCTV everywhere but poking up the bog at our bums and that's only a matter of time. But do some filming yourself and trouble follows. I asked on WR ages ago 'what are PCSOs (Police Community Support Officers) for? Here is the answer - mindlessly harassing a photographer including implying she is a terrorist, demanding to see her footage and generally giving her a hard time for being 'cocky' - as boingboing comments 'failing to cringe sufficiently'. Senior police officers have admitted that anti-terror legislation was being 'widely abused...to question and search innocent photographers' and that the practice should stop. Somehow the message hasn't filtered down to these numpties.
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
A bit of law...
This cheered me up greatly. For overseas readers, Carter Ruck are a prominent firm of defamation lawyers. I've never seen the point of defamation, which seems more showbiz than law. What's wrong with offering the miscreant out? Hat Tip to Daniel Hoffman-Gill.