We have been reading of the struggle of media and civil libertarians in England where the government continues to pass and enforce laws prohibiting things like photography of police and other sites. Now, we have a report of Alexander Turner who was given a citation for taking a picture of a fish and chips shop under the English anti-terrorism laws. The incriminating picture is below.
Turner says that he merely wanted to use some film that he had in a camera for over a year. However, he appears utterly clueless to the fact that he just showed Al Qaeda one of England’s signature fish and chips shops. If Chatham High Street is crowded with Bin Laden’s Fish and Chips shops next month, it is his doing.
It is not that we do not face the same idiocy in the United States (here). However, many civil libertarians are watching changes (here and here and herehere and here) in England with increasing alarm.
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