“Modernisation” of Police Powers

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Stop, in the Name of Modernisation!

Sir Ian Blair, London’s Metropolitan Police Commissioner, has suggested “modernisation” of the police force by empowering “some police officers – paid more and with more powers – to impose an interim anti-social behaviour order, for instance, or suspend a driving licence.” The rule of law and the separation of powers….so old-fashioned, you know.

Hat tip: Don Boudreaux, chair of the George Mason University economics department and co-blogger for Cafe Hayek.