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Union Label Donating Member (451 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:32 AM
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Children arrested, DNA tested, interrogated and locked up...
For playing in a tree. :wtf: :wtf: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/new...

Are the cops in the UK as twisted as the ones we have here in the U.S.? I cant see any reason for this type of treatment couldn't they have just been brought back to their parents and punished by them for any wrongs real or imagined that happened?
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HuffleClaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:38 AM
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1. madness
TREE TERRA ! ! !
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:38 AM
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2. Crazy, man...
Crazy...
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:42 AM
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3. They are testing new, draconian applications of the 'law'
Coming to a theatre near you.



If they were my kids, those cops would be eating pudding through straws for a year.
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Union Label Donating Member (451 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:48 AM
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5. Yes I may think about that to
The thumping of the cops for their over reaction. :mad: This episode will probably give these kids psychological problems for the rest of their lives.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:13 AM
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7. I just posted a comment.
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 01:13 AM by Swamp Rat
Hopefully they will print it, but I looked at the 'terms' - seems like the UK is worse off than the USA regarding free speech. Did you read some of the sycophants who posted comments agreeing with the police? Sick fuckers! :puke:

Over there, you get the gallows for whistling on a Tuesday. :eyes:

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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:03 AM
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10. There is No "Freedom of Speech" in The UK as We Have Here
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Union Label Donating Member (451 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:53 AM
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12. I was thinking of posting a comment also
I just can't believe such a progressive Country has this type of police abuse.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:37 AM
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14. Apparently they didn't like my comment.
I was much more polite that I wanted to be, but I signed it "Paul Revere" from "Dystopia, USA," so maybe that is why.

Britain is not a progressive country in many areas. I have family on the continent who complain a lot about how backward the UK is... then again, they say that about each other too. :D


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Union Label Donating Member (451 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:53 AM
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15. Apparently not
Since yours was deleted post haste. I guess if you don't agree with it delete it. :eyes:
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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:45 AM
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4. I have thought for a while
that the UK is just a testing ground, a laboratory, for what will soon happen in the US.

Cameras everywhere except up people's butts.

Laws that have been perverted even more than those in the US (if that can be believed)

Say hello to the new society. Coming soon to you.
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Sinti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:58 AM
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6. What's up with the UK must have the DNA of every citizen thing there?
They took a copy of these kid's DNA - their crime was playing, I seriously doubt they're going to match them to some unsolved crime or something. Are they looking for certain genetic markers or something? Okay that was kind of a tinfoil hat-wearing statement, but WTF?
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Karmakaze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:15 AM
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11. Actually that is WHY these kids were arrested
The plan in the UK is to set up a comprehensive DNA database, so every "crime" no matter how small now results in a DNA sample being taken. The idea is that at some point in the future most if not all UK residents will have been DNA sampled, and those not directly sampled will have relatives who have been sampled.

The end result? Well the up side is solving rapes and murders might become far easier. The downside is if the government ever goes totally facist finding the "enemy" will be far easier than measuring noses.
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sgxnk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:22 AM
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8. um
i don;'t think the cops are twisted in the US but...

the UK has really become an (imo) ridiculously overintrusive and silly nanny-state

it is simply absurd



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FairVotes4all Donating Member (139 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:56 AM
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9. Are these cops fired/fined/arrested?
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High Plains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:10 AM
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13. Welcome to Cop World
where every kid is a criminal, where every road is a "potential drug transit corridor."
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