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Now you can’t even take a walk in the park!

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Adults walking in a park in Shropshire unaccompanied by children risk being stopped by council officials — just in case they might be paedophiles.

Now, never mind that if you ask a paedophile if he (or she — not all paedophiles are men) is a paedophile, they’re hardly going to answer in the affirmative, but whatever happened to “innocent until proven guilty” ? This is surely a breach of Articles 5, 6, 8, 10 and/or 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights, however you look at it.

Measures such as this will not protect a single child. However, they will fan the flames of panic and acclimatise the population to ever more intrusive surveillance.

We knew this would happen

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Anyone with half a brain could see this was going to happen:
Adults ‘too afraid’ of youth work [BBC]
Adults are often too scared to work with young people for fear of being branded a paedophile, according to a new report. No s#!t, Sherlock! Who wants to risk the wrath of a baying mob of News of the World readers, complete with torches and pitchforks, just for telling some snivelling little brat to behave?