Isn't it odd that, for the second time, the British police have accidentally shot a suspect, only to discover afterwards that he is guilty of something likely to lose him public sympathy? In both cases, it had nothing to do with the incident. With Jean Charles de Menezes, it was being an illegal immigrant. With this gentleman, it was child porn on his PC. What are the odds?
When the police take your computer away, no-one is better placed to fill it with such images. After all they, perfectly legally, have computers full of them. How, exactly, is this man to prove that he didn't download them? Even if the charge doesn't stick, he will be looked at askance forever.
Innocent until proven guilty? Not if our police manage to trash you in the media and make you an outcast in your community first. If shot by the British police, perhaps it's best to smile and say "thank you." The best solution may even be to confess cheerfully to whatever they think you might have done.
Why not? if New Labour succeed in turning the whole island into a prison camp, will it really matter if you are in or out of jail?
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