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Never Enough

After the 7/7 London bombings, France decided it was not enough. So, even though France has already one of the toughest anti-terrorism judicial arsenal in Europe, it is adding to it. Indeed, French newspaper Le Monde just revealed the clauses of the new anti-terrorist law due to be formally presented to the government on October 19.
Here is a rundown of the major changes:…very fast procedure to freeze assets after a decision from the Economy Minister…major expansion of video surveillance…

When does it become enough? When will we have sacrificed enough liberty to be safe? Your assets can be frozen without a court even becoming involved. If these measures are effective, why do we keep piling them on?

Read France Cancels Egalité, Fraternité, tooFrance is adding to her CT arsenal” at the CounterTerror blog.