Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Few Proposals From Some Bill Or Other

I quote, from some newspaper:-

"Gives police the power to bar suspected domestic violence offenders from their homes for a period, even when not charged".
So if the police - suspect - that a man (it will usually be a man) is beating his wife, then they will, without charging him, and without taking him before a court, be able to ban him from his own home and family.

Just for the record, I have strong views on domestic violence - I am against it. But this is simple tyranny, driven by good intentions but giving the police without any judicial intervention the power to turn a legally innocent person out of his (or exceptionally her) home. That is too much power to give to police or to any extra judicial body.

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