The Telegraph — “Citizen policing is characteristic of authoritarian regimes”

Big Brother Watch Team / March 27, 2020

Police time is being wasted with calls reporting neighbours who’ve had “two runs”. New police portals may encourage, not deter, citizen policing.

We mustn’t become a nation of informants.

Silkie Carlo, Director of Big Brother Watch, said: “We don’t want to become a nation of informants. Citizen policing is characteristic of authoritarian regimes and doesn’t reflect the community spirit most Brits are tackling this crisis.”

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