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  1. minus

    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    Photographing police could land you in prison for ten years under new UK law.

    http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=836646

    By Carlos Miller
    In case the War on Photography hasn’t sent a chill down your spine yet, this one should do it.

    Beginning February 16th, a new law will go into effect in the United Kingdom which would make it illegal to photograph “members of armed forces, a member of the intelligence services, or a police officer,” according to the British Journal of Photography.

    How is that for a dose of post-Valentine’s Day reality?

    The new set of rules, under section 76 of the 2008 (Counter-Terrorism) Act and section 58A of the 2000 Act, will target anyone who ‘elicits or attempts to elicit information about [members of armed forces] … which is of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism’.

    A person found guilty of this offence could be liable to imprisonment for up to 10 years, and to a fine.
     
  2. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Wonder how soon obama will pass that one here.

    So you can't even take pics of the redcoats with funny hats in front of buckingham palace after this?
     
  3. Hooligan

    Hooligan New Member

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    shitty
     
  4. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    What the fuck?
     
  5. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    What will those zany Brits think up next? It's like they have some ongoing Parliamentary contest to see who can author the most ridiculous law.
     
  6. PC Principle

    PC Principle New Member

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    That is terrible. I hope the people of England wake the fuck up one day and set their government straight.
     

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