Monday, May 15, 2006

In appreciation for the Atlantic Ocean…

The English now appear to surviving entirely on the remnants of the resiliency of human decency now that their institutions have entirely abandoned them. From the Daily Telegraph:

The "human rights" of foreign ex-prisoners on the run from police are being put before public safety. Detectives across the country are refusing to issue "wanted" posters for the missing criminals because they do not want to breach human rights laws.

Forces said that the offenders had a right to privacy and might sue for defamation if their names and photographs were released.

[…] The Metropolitan Police said: "Anyone who is wanted on any offence has the right to privacy." Greater Manchester Police said: "We could not be sure about putting out information now without possibly defaming somebody." The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) says in its guidance to forces: "Article 8 of the Human Rights Act gives everyone the right to respect for their private and family life... and publication of photographs could be a breach of that."
HT: Daily Ablution. If my reading of our transatlantic friend, Owls Aren't Wise, is correct, however, those remnants shall not sustain the English for too much longer. Pity…

2 comments:

Pietr said...

I know the feeling.

Pietr said...

Thanks for the boost,Map.
As for not being too much longer, "smile" he said,"it could be worse!"
I did,and it was.
What we have to realise is that things get worse and people adjust.

This country will get a hell of a lot worse, but it could take some time.
The 'powers that be' have been ignoring us for centuries, and they won't change that just yet.