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Old 10-06-2004, 09:55 AM
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NEWS :: Idiotic "Human rights" group Liberty goes Bonkers!


http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0...154412,00.html


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Police chiefs have been criticised by human rights campaigners after they used a televised TV game show sting to lure wanted criminals into custody.

Hampshire Police teamed up with Channel 5 to set up a fake game show fronted by Neil and Christine Hamilton.

They wrote to 150 wanted criminals who had evaded arrest, inviting them to appear on the Great Big Giveaway Show.

Upon arriving at the fake TV studio in Portsmouth the guests were greeted by the Hamiltons and told they had won a cash prize.

They were then led into a room where they had their make-up done and were told to wait until they were wanted for the TV show.

When they were called, applause was played on a tape as they walked through a cloud of dry ice into the arms of waiting police officers who arrested them.

The sting was conducted by undercover reporter Donal MacIntyre for a Channel 5 series later this year.

Superintendent Robin Jarman of Hampshire Police said the operation had been a huge success. Seventeen criminals were arrested at the studio and another 100 fine-dodgers are set to appear in court after replying to their letters about the show.

However, human rights group Liberty claimed the police tactics were "distasteful", and said crime should not be turned into a TV game show.

A spokesman said: "We don't object to the principle of the police working with the media but it leaves us with a slight sense of unease when such a serious matter is being turned into showbiz."


Well... what can I say. I am shocked. Really, I am trying to think of something to say, but I cannot find the right words to describe the idiocy of these human rights people [Note: These people in specific - Not all human rights people].

I personally see nothing wrong with what happened. It has been very successful, and has caught many criminals. If this operation were to continue, we could catch a lot more. Just think of it [I am however guessing though that a lot of Labour and Lib-Dem supporters will think I'm wrong in saying criminals should be punished for their crimes].

I just don't understand some of these human rights people... for some odd reason they do not believe a criminal should be locked up because they believe it is against their human rights. Crikey! Now that's a story for you. Just now they'll be saying it's wrong to lock up murderers and paedophiles because it's against their human rights!

And, what ever happened to the human rights of the victim?


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Old 10-06-2004, 10:03 AM
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I think it is a good idea to catch them, and if it makes good entertainment at the same time whats the problem?

I have watched similar programs in the past where people go believing they are going to win something or be on TV and it's great seeing the look on their face when they get arrested.

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Old 10-06-2004, 10:50 AM
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I do not think it is wrong to do this. Heck I think it is a good idea.

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