What if "the Terrorism Act of 2000" did not exist.
Wouldn't the same police have removed the same man, but would
Site a different law or code, i.e. public disturbance, to have the man
Was NOONE EVER removed from a public forum for shouting down a speaker
[mailto:cpf0000-bounces+gmagnuson=knapheide.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Dave Kahn
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2007 8:54 AM
To: Open discussion among iSeries Users
Subject: Re: [CPF0000] Jack Straw heckled by Barbershop Quartet
On 19/11/2007, Chuck Lewis <chuck.lewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Sadly though, it is hard to see how they could view an 82 year old man
any more threat then a barbershop quarter...
The Terrorism Act 2000 contains provisions that allow the government
and the police to ignore many of the rights and freedoms we would
otherwise enjoy. The justification for the Act and its provisions is
that these powers are required by the current supposed extraordinary
threat and they would only be used in extreme cases. Section 44 of it
was, however, used against Walter Wolfgang to prevent his re-entering
the conference thus endangering the security of the country by
possibly shouting the word "nonsense" again. The fact that the police
appeared to be invoking it to assist politicians to stage manage their
"democratic" conference undermines the whole basis for its enactment.