British police now have greater powers to curtail the civil rights and freedoms of an insidious class of peasant: People who have committed no crime.
All a person has to do to be subject to this is to be “suspect” of “potentially” being a sex offender. The police will be able to apply this “sexual harm prevention order” in an arbitrary and capricious matter on “any person they judge to be a risk.”
The “prevention order” will last for a minimum of five years and may be extended without limit into the future.
If this new power is miss-used, as it will be, the press may not even be able to get away with revealing police abuse of this power.