Police now more powerful

By 25 June, 2010 5

The ABC informs us that Canberra’s magnificent boys in blue are the recipients of new powers from the Legislative Assembly:

The ACT Legislative Assembly has passed new laws boosting surveillance powers for police and making it easier to prosecute people who participate in a group planning to commit a serious crime.

The surveillance changes will let police assume fake identities and use four different types of surveillance devices including listening and tracking devices.

Apparently the changes are aimed at organised crime.

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5 Responses to Police now more powerful
#1
Swan11:12 am, 25 Jun 10

Interesting this comes along as direct action groups (“Economic Terrorists”) increase in size, activities and popularity in other Western countries.

The new powers seem to be perfect for takling “Revolutionary” groups.

It’s all technically “Organised crime”…………………..

#2
dvaey1:02 pm, 25 Jun 10

So, how are these new powers any different to what they could do in the past? Or, more correctly, how are the powers different to what they got away with in the past?

Havent they always been able to use undercover officers for some duties, and been able to do surveillance? Or, have they simply been doing it in the past, and now its no longer a hazy legal area?

#3
sepi3:49 pm, 25 Jun 10

are they giving the women these powers too?

#4
georgesgenitals6:37 pm, 25 Jun 10

sepi said :

are they giving the women these powers too?

As long as they aren’t hairy-legged feminists.

#5
One11:47 pm, 26 Jun 10

“surveillance powers for police and making it easier to prosecute people who participate in a group planning to commit a serious crime”

I notice the new law does not target political groups and their registered members who fund over $1m in property damage every 4 years. Funny that…

Anyone else would be bashed, run-over or shot if they attempted to rob the ACT Government of $1m – well anyone but the ministers and their criminal syndicates

Must be about time the pollies voted them selves another pay rise for being above all law because only they know what is best (which is more money and rights for the select few)

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