The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Saturday, May 26, 2007

Four UK Terror Suspects at Large after violating "Probation"

Or--as they refer to it in the UK--"Control Orders". It sounds like the English are fighting terror with all of the furor and effectiveness with which we are enforcing our immigration laws. Allah reports:
One of them’s a suspected associate of Zarqawi’s. What’s a control order, you ask? Rusty analogizes it to probation, leading one to wonder why four suspected terrorists would be allowed out in public instead of locked away. Answer: because they haven’t been tried or convicted of anything. Control orders are actually a hybrid legal device that lets the Brits impose certain legal disabilities on people — electronic tags, limitations on freedom of movement, mandatory check-ins with the police, etc. — if they’re suspected of jihad but there’s not enough evidence to prosecute. Needless to say, they’re highly controversial and highly ineffective: this isn’t the first time a suspect’s skipped out.

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DiscerningTexan, 5/26/2007 01:09:00 PM |