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

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.

2 Responses to “Now you can’t even take a walk in the park!”

  1. DaveG says:

    Welcome to the United States!

  2. AJS says:

    So you have that problem over there, too?

    And I thought paedophile hysteria was a specifically-British phenomenon. I don’t want to imagine the possibilities of what an armed mob could get up to.