Thursday, August 12, 2004

I can't believe this

Torture quite OK really, says High Court

The High Court has ruled that evidence gained through torture is admissible so long as the torture was not "connived at" by agents of the Crown. This is insane. What happened to the "poisoned tree"? (the legal principle that any evidence gained by illegal means, even evidence gained as a consequence of other evidence gained by illegal means, is tainted) What is wrong with us? But, of course, ordinary real people don't care about this. What they care about is Anti-Social Behaviour. So you can now be arrested for dropping litter.

I know Keeping Britain Tidy is important, but isn't torture a tad worse?

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