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January 18th, 2010 Comments off

Paul Chambers

What is going on in the UK?  The place is turning into a police state but its citizens don’t seem to care.

The latest Orwellian nonsense to come from my home country is the arrest and imprisonment of a frustrated airline passenger who no doubt like the rest of the country was going a bit stir crazy due to the relentless snow that’s brought life to a standstill in the UK for the past 2-3 weeks.

So this guy sends a tweet saying that if the airport isn’t reopened he’s going to blow it up.  Rather than do any actual police work, the cops just lock him up and confiscate his computers.  No evidence of any real threat, just a dumb tweet.  I know we’ve got to be careful about terrorist threats.  I grew up in the UK when the whole country was at the hands of the IRA so I get it, but come on people, at least search his house to see if he actually has or has handled any explosives before you run his life into the ground.

Amazing.

Frustrated Passenger Gets Arrested for Tweeting Airport Bomb Threat – Paul Chambers – Gizmodo.

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