Oh whatever next!!!!

Home Office consultation paper on: “Moderning police powers to meet community needs”.

Includes:

* Dropping restriction on arrest to “serious offences”,

* Extending use of search warrants,

* Allowing fingerprinting outside of police stations to establish “identity” (no requirement of an offence being suspected),

* Covert DNA and fingerprints,

* No Protests outside homes

* Powers to impose conditions on demonstrations “in the vicinity of Parliament Square” (ie: including Whitehall and No 10)

For more details, see:

http://www.statewatch.org/news/2004/aug/police-powers-consult.pdf

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