In what appears to have been a lesson well-learned from their American counterparts on how to create your own ‘terrorists’ and violate rights and laws, police in Britain are reportedly spending £9m in a scheme that gathers the personal details of thousands of activists who attend political meetings and protests, and storing their data on a network of nationwide intelligence databases.
Last year Police in some U.S. cities were busted trying to create criminals out of peaceful political dissenters under the guise of fighting the fraudulent ‘War on Terror.’ In a similar move, police in Britain are monitoring ‘domestic extremists,’ despite the fact that they have not committed any crimes.
Domestic Extremism — a term that has no legal basis — can apparently include activists suspected of minor public order offenses such as civil disobedience or peaceful demonstrations. Protesting illegal activities conducted by your Government, trying to change legislation or domestic policy can also subject you to ‘criminal’ surveillance.
The ‘terrorism and allied matters’ committee of the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) receives £9m in public funding from police forces and the Home Office runs three national police units that are responsible for combating domestic extremism.