Monday, January 29, 2007

More draconian nonsense from the Home Office

X-ray cameras could be installed on lampposts on British streets to spot armed terrorists and other criminals, it has been claimed.

According to a leaked memo seen by The Sun, detection of weapons and explosives will become easier if the scheme drawn up by Home Office officials is adopted.

The Sun said the memo, dated January 17, was drawn up by the Home Office for the Prime Minister's working group on security crime and justice.

These and other could be developed for a much more widespread use in public places, it said.

Street furniture could routinely house detection systems that would indicate the likely presence of a gun, for example.

Sky News

You know what? This doesn't even surprise me any more.

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