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Papers Please: TSA-Style Checkpoints at UK Bus & Train Stations

•, Steve Jolly
Travel by train, tram or bus to destinations in central England and you are increasingly likely to be greeted by Britain’s ‘yellowjackets’: the high-visibility uniforms of Britain’s police force.
‘Airport-style’ security checkpoints are being rolled out at local bus and train stations up and down the UK after local pilot schemes conducted over the last two years were deemed a success by police.

The checkpoints comprise metal detector arches, drug-sniffing dogs , police pat-downs and bag searches. The reason? To “help people who use public transport feel safer.”

Over the last couple of years more and more of these ‘security’ checkpoints have been quietly introduced at local bus and train stations across the UK under a number of pretexts that simply don’t bear up to scrutiny.

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Comment by Ed Price
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From the article: "When a man’s freedom is reduced to zero, he commits no crimes. That’s clear. The only means to rid man of crime is to rid him of freedom.”

Time to rid the government of the freedom to rid the people of their freedom. Otherwise government will commit crimes, especially the crime of ridding people of freedom.

Comment by Ed Price
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England fought Hitler heart and soul. Now that Hitler is gone, England is starting to adopt his policies.

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