Anorak | The Leveson police are coming to silence their critics

The Leveson police are coming to silence their critics

by | 1st, March 2013

BE afraid. The desperate-to-be-liked police are coming after your freedoms. Scotland Yard wants powers to search newsrooms. This will prove to everyone how much better the police is than what went before. No collusion with phone hacking, see. No need to hack things and get media to do your dirty work when you can just seize everything legally.

They told Leveson that police should have been free to search the News of the World offices during the 2006 phone-hacking inquiry. The Times says “Senior Metropolitan Police officers are known to have been furious that their efforts to seize material from The Guardian, relating to leaks from the current hacking investigation, were thwarted in 2011.”

Lord Justice Leveson agrees. He says the Police and Criminal Evidence Act should be amended to give coppers more powers to police the news.

The Home Office says it will “specifically consider the potential impact of the recommended change on the protection of journalistic sources”.

The elite are conspiring to police the media. Anyone seeking to expose police failings will be silenced. A concerned copper can tell his superiors, but if they do nothing, or are implicated in the wrongdoing, then what? All the

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