They are the Asbos of 2005. The latest brilliant use of the Anti-Terror Laws is to arrest somebody for walking on a cycle path. I heard it on the radio this afternoon, but it doesn’t seem to have much other coverage.
[The pedestrian] said that she was particularly galled by the letter from the procurator fiscalâ€™s office, which said that she would not be prosecuted even though â€œthe evidence is sufficient to justify bringing you before the court on this criminal chargeâ€.
Evidence of what? Going on a walk? It’s crazy. I hate it when pedestrians walk on a cycle path, but they shouldn’t even be arrested (why do I even have to say that?) and they certainly aren’t terrorist threats.