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    Aren't you all glad we live in this 'enlightened' society which so vigorously protects the right of the individual? Who cares about the mob, let them hang.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave.Mac View Post
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7487475.stm

    Aren't you all glad we live in this 'enlightened' society which so vigorously protects the right of the individual? Who cares about the mob, let them hang.

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    Well he's already done seven years in a high security jail waiting to be deported, and from the sound of it his bail conditions are pretty strict. Given that there's no sign he's ever been charged, tried or convicted of anything seven years seems like a pretty long stretch. You'd have though they could have come up with something in the meantime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveB View Post
    Well he's already done seven years in a high security jail waiting to be deported, and from the sound of it his bail conditions are pretty strict. Given that there's no sign he's ever been charged, tried or convicted of anything seven years seems like a pretty long stretch. You'd have though they could have come up with something in the meantime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave.Mac View Post
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7487475.stm

    Aren't you all glad we live in this 'enlightened' society which so vigorously protects the right of the individual
    Yes - long may it continue - it means there has to be some stuff called evidence before the police and government can lock up people they don't like the look of. If you want mob rule, I suggest you might be better going to live somewhere where their approach to human rights and civil liberties suits you better - how about Iran or China?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peoplesoft bloke View Post
    Yes - long may it continue - it means there has to be some stuff called evidence before the police and government can lock up people they don't like the look of. If you want mob rule, I suggest you might be better going to live somewhere where their approach to human rights and civil liberties suits you better - how about Iran or China?
    lock you up for more than seven years without convicting you of anything.

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