10 October 2009

Entrap a Terrorist

It was at GeekLawyer's blog where I saw the story about the Home Office running the,

The press release explains that the next generation of designers are being invited to submit creative anti-terrorism solutions to prevent the problem of vehicle borne terrorist attacks in public spaces. The competition is called 'Public Places, Safer Places'.

Of course, anyone submitting information to the competition in order to win it must be in breach of Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

"58 — (1) A person commits an offence if—

(a) he collects or makes a record of information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, or

(b) he possesses a document or record containing information of that kind.

Well, that is, they are in breach only at the whim of the prosecutors. So, if you're a young, talented designer; who happens to be Muslim and has brown skin ... go on; I dare ya!!! Submit a design.

Of course, if you are a terrorist ... what a convenient cover. Thanks Home Office.

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