“Minority Report” – sequel in Turkey

Do you remember the film “Minority Report” starring Tom Cruise in which he was a police officer responsible for catching people before they even thought of committing a crime.

The Turkish police now has almost as much preemptive strike power as Tom Cruise and colleagues.

Turkish police to detain those who possess the “risk of conducting a protest” from 12 to 24 hours without the demand of a prosecutor or a judge.

Also, organizations which “tend to hold protests” will be monitored and their members could be detained by police if intelligence reports suggest they are planning to conduct a demonstration or action.

Despite what the light hearted title to this post may suggest, these are indeed dark days for Turkey.

I’d be grateful if no one makes a comment along the lines that Turkey is not the only country where Minority Report is becoming a reality…one wrong does not make another right!

For full article: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/new-law-to-permit-turkish-police-to-detain-possible-protesters.aspx?pageID=238&nID=55790

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