[NetBehaviour] Manchester man arrested for alleged sewer-grate photography, held as a terrorist.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Wed Mar 4 12:00:52 CET 2009
Manchester man arrested for alleged sewer-grate photography, held as a
Still think that if you're innocent, you have nothing to fear from
surveillance and control laws? Have a look at this news-video about
Stephen Clarke, a man who was accused to taking pictures of
sewer-gratings in Manchester and arrested. Though the police couldn't
find any photos of sewer-gratings on his phone (and even though "what a
sewer grating looks like" isn't a piece of specialized terrorist
intelligence), he was held on suspicion of planning an act of terror,
imprisoned for two days while the police searched his home, his phone
and his computer. When they couldn't find anything suspicious, they
released him, but kept his DNA on file, as the biometric of someone who
had been accused of plotting a terrorist act.
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