Tuesday, 9 October 2007

City 17 vs London

Is London becoming City 17? Here are some startling similarities to the oppressed metropolis:
The proposed Shard of Glass skyscraper bares a striking resemblance to City 17's own Combine Citadel.

City 17’s Civil Protection units that could easily be mistaken for our own CO19 armed response units enforce Law and order.

And I'm pretty sure I even saw a Strider the other day.

Delusional paranoia? Yes, probably. Here's something that isn't fabricated, from the Guardian:

"George Churchill-Coleman, who headed Scotland Yard's anti-terrorist squad as they worked to counter the IRA during their mainland attacks in the late 1980s and early 1990s, said Mr Clarke's proposals to extend powers, such as indefinite house arrest, were "not practical" and threatened to further marginalise minority communities.

Mr Churchill-Coleman told the Guardian: "I have a horrible feeling that we are sinking into a police state, and that's not good for anybody. We live in a democracy and we should police on those standards.

He added: "I have serious worries and concerns about these ideas on both ethical and practical terms. You cannot lock people up just because someone says they are terrorists. Internment didn't work in Northern Ireland it won't work now. You need evidence."

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