Chief constable warns against “drift towards police state” in Britain

Just say no to religious extremism, and No to Police State Creep.

Stop Making Sense

Vikram Dodd reported in December for The Guardian:

Police officers ‘The battle against extremism could lead to a “drift towards a police state” in which officers are turned into “thought police”, one of Britain’s most senior chief constables has warned.

Sir Peter Fahy, chief constable of Greater Manchester, said police were being left to decide what is acceptable free speech as the efforts against radicalisation and a severe threat of terrorist attack intensify.

It is politicians, academics and others in civil society who have to define what counts as extremist ideas, he says.’

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