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  •  As has been amply pointed out (13+ / 0-)

    There are at least two different laws that would allow British authorities to detain someone like they did to Miranda, and seize their devices and data.

    One has to do with having a reasonable suspicion that someone is involved in a traditional, non-terrorism crime, such as carrying stolen or illegally obtained data. The other has to do with having a reasonable suspicion that someone is involved in actual terrorism.

    The British authorities who detained Miranda didn't use the first law to justify detaining him, so it doesn't apply, no matter how much a bullshit troll diary currently on the rec list says it does. They used the second law. Except, it doesn't apply to Miranda, because there is absolutely zero evidence that has been presented to give anyone a reasonable suspicion that he's in any way associated with terrorists or terrorism.

    From a legal not to mention PR POV, they really screwed the pooch on this one. And we're not talking one of the Queen's prized corgies.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 07:05:56 AM PDT

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