All joining in

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. It’s lucky that Curious Hamster’s around then. It’s here in Times Online. [The pedestrian] […]

ASBO absurdity

Nick Cohen pinpoints exactly what’s wrong with ASBOs: Take the case of the Manchester prostitute who was ordered not to carry condoms. She went to her drug clinic. It wanted to give prostitutes condoms for sound public- health reasons. It handed her some, she was arrested and now faces jail. Or the story of the […]