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Stupid quote of the month: July

Norfolk police have announced they will supply Muslim detainees with compasses to allow them to face Mecca when praying – unless considered at risk of self-harm. Here’s TPA chief executive Matthew Elliot’s reaction:

“These people may be criminals and should be treated as such.

“The fact that law-abiding taxpayers are having to pay for these compasses, and that staff are having to waste time carrying out risk assessments, is ludicrous.

“Behaviour like this leaves right-minded people questioning the priorities of the police.”

So how much does each compass cost?

30p.

Posted by Other TPA at 01:10pm on 3 July 2009
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Nice new legal status there as well, people who “may be criminals”.

Posted by ydue at 02:43pm on 3 July 2009

“These people may be criminals and should be treated as such.
So where is the presumption of innocence here then?

Posted by Dom at 03:02pm on 6 July 2009

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