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War On Terror board game seized by police

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  1. wagnerk
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    War On Terror board game seized by police



    A War On Terror board game designed in Cambridge has been seized by police who claim the balaclava in the set could be used in a criminal act.

    The satirical board game was confiscated along with knives, chisels and bolt cutters, from climate protesters during a series of raids near Kingsnorth power station, in Kent, last week.

    The game's creators, Andrew Sheerin and Andy Tompkins, web designers from Cambridge, have expressed total shock at the inclusion of their toy among "criminal" items.

    Andrew, 32, said: "I saw pictures of the board game in papers and was absolutely baffled.

    "Surely no member of the public is going to believe that a board game could be used as a weapon?"

    Read the whole article here.

    [maquee]WFT???[/maquee]

    Last time I check, balaclava's are freely available at a price cheaper than buying a whole game...

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    Pretty soon it will be an imprisonable offence to have fun.....

    I own a balaclava, does that mean I should be arrested? You can buy balaclavas in a number of shops in my local town. I haven’t purchased one recently but they don’t appear to be in a locked display case or require a licence or ID to purchase.

    Ok, so a balaclava could be used in a criminal offence, so could my car, the pen I have with me, my mobile phone, I could even use my shoes to run away from a crime. Maybe all these things should be confiscated for the same reason?

    Get real Police, look after people’s safety, uphold the law, find and prosecute criminals. Leave normal law abiding citizens alone to go about their lives in peace.
     
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    It's like the guy who was not allowed to board a plane because of the tee-shirt he was wearing - a transformer holding a gun... See here.

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    Heh, I hadn't heard this story before. Well this just shows how ridiculous things are getting... *sigh*
     
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    I wouldn't buy the game myself but that is crazy. I would think people planning and plotting terror would have a bigger map then a game board. The cambridge police dept sound more like security guards then the police. Maybe they need to go back though training class or something.
     
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