Using the UK's Terrorism Act, some people have been arrested at the University of Nottingham. That's pretty worrying by itself if you ask me, but let's assume for a moment that those two did something really suspicious and had to be picked up. Now check out this quote from Superintendent Simon Nickless of the Nottinghamshire police: "Feedback is that people accept that this is the sort of operation that is necessary and reasonable for the welfare of communities."
OK, so he's saying that people are telling him it's OK to arrest folk under dodgy terrorism laws. Again, we're going to carry on assuming that the two arrested people were suspicious and needed to be arrested. Here's the really scary part:
Jonathan Ray, a spokesman for the university, said the institution "has been co-operating fully from the outset throughout this inquiry".
He went on: "Nottinghamshire Police have stressed that there is no risk to the university community or to the wider public. Here, at the institution, we fully accept that this sort of police operation is necessary and reasonable for the welfare of our communities."
The moral of this story seems simple: say what the nice policeman says, or get arrested.