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Crafter of UK Terrorism Act Says it Was Misused on Miranda

In the US, we've had one of the key authors of the Patriot Act, Jim Sensenbrenner, speak out strongly, saying that the NSA interpretation of the law appears to be completely different than what was meant when the bill was written. It looks like something similar may be happening in the UK. Charles Falconer, who helped craft the UK's Terrorism Act, which was used to detain David Miranda and swipe all of his electronics, has now spoken out, saying that it was an illegal use of the Act he wrote.

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  • Aresen||

    Government abuses power.

    News at eleven.

  • Bean Counter||

    I'm SHOCKED!! Shocked!!

  • Dave Krueger||

    Oh, boy! Heads are gonna roll now!

    Hahaha! Just kidding. Law written for government don't come with any penalties. Pretty slick, huh?

  • LarryA||

    Golden Rule of Politics:
    When you give government the power to do unto others, it will use that power to do unto you.

  • SomeGuy||

    maybe the douche should have never wrote it -_-