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Plans to allow police to issue on-the-spot fines for careless driving would undermine justice, say magistrates. John Thornhill, chairman of the Magistrates' Association, said ruling driving careless was subjective.
Police would be acting as jury and sentencer if they were allowed to impose the fines, he said...(more)
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Police are gathering the personal details of thousands of activists who attend political meetings and protests, and storing their data on a network of nationwide intelligence databases.
The hidden apparatus has been constructed to monitor "domestic extremists", the Guardian can reveal in the first of a three-day series into the policing of protests. Detailed information about the political activities of campaigners is being stored on a number of overlapping IT systems, even if they have not committed a crime.