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So the question is ...

... why didn't the Brits wait to detain this guy until he was at the airport?

The answer is because the episode got more press, it being Sunday and all—which allowed for a more public display of the police flexing their muscles.

I suppose this is some sort of stern warning to terrorists ...

... which still doesn't make this anything close to right:



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Aug. 19th, 2013 01:10 pm (UTC)
I think the police would probably rather have done this in secret, really.
Aug. 19th, 2013 02:02 pm (UTC)
How could they possibly have thought that detaining Greenwald's partner would be a secret, especially at the airport after he'd been in England for a week? It would be one thing if Greenwald were an obscure journalist, but he's anything but. The detention story was in the New York Times, the Guardian (with a Greenwald column to boot) and who knows where else. The police blew this one, big time. It just goes to show the attitude, no, the arrogance, of the police in our surveillance state.
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