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Social services 'set up CCTV camera in couple's bedroom'(U.K)
telegraph.co.uk ^ | 23 Nov 2008 | Martin Beckford

Posted on 11/25/2008 10:10:09 AM PST by thetru

Social services 'set up CCTV camera in couple's bedroom' Social workers set up a CCTV camera in the bedroom of a couple with learning difficulties in order to monitor their behaviour, a new report claims. By Martin Beckford, Social Affairs Correspondent

Council staff are said to have spied on the young parents at night as part of a plan to see if they were fit to look after their baby, who was sleeping in another room.

The mother and father were forced to cite the (Human Rights Act), which protects the right to a private life, before the social services team backed down and agreed to switch off the surveillance camera while they were in bed together.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 1984; bedroompolice; beseeingyou; bigbrother; cpswatch; govwatch; lawrencevtexas; nannystate; orwellian; orwelliannightmare; perversion; perverts; police; privacy; state; thereisnoenglandnow
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1 posted on 11/25/2008 10:10:09 AM PST by thetru
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To: thetru
Simply disgusting.

If you're going to do something like this, at least have the common sense to pick a smokin' hot couple. Maybe a couple of lipstick lezbots.

Owl_Eagle

“When the stock market crashed,
Franklin Roosevelt got on the television
and didn’t just talk about
the princes of greed, he said,
‘Look, here’s what happened.’"
-Slow Joe Biden

2 posted on 11/25/2008 10:14:35 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: thetru

Orwell’s 1984 is now officially a history book.


3 posted on 11/25/2008 10:15:22 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: thetru

The UK is a dictatorship anymore. Actual freedom does not exist in that country.


4 posted on 11/25/2008 10:15:50 AM PST by PeterFinn (Joe Biden for President)
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To: PeterFinn

And quickly spreading like a plague to the USA.


5 posted on 11/25/2008 10:17:02 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: thetru

“Just Damn...”


6 posted on 11/25/2008 10:20:16 AM PST by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: thetru

Actually, if the state assumes responsibility for the proper upbringing of children, this makes sense.


7 posted on 11/25/2008 10:26:19 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Human Rights Council in every state in America now, look it up in you state phone book


8 posted on 11/25/2008 10:29:49 AM PST by thetru
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To: PeterFinn

Coming to America Rights of the Child
http://www.unicef.org/crc/


9 posted on 11/25/2008 10:32:54 AM PST by thetru
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To: SpaceBar

Heck, Orwell was an optimist.


10 posted on 11/25/2008 10:37:26 AM PST by dsc (A man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.)
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To: thetru

This is a joke, right?


11 posted on 11/25/2008 10:40:11 AM PST by OpusatFR (Neither Republican or Democrat. Monarchist with allegience to The Only One.)
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To: thetru

I hope everyone involved in treating these folks like lab rats spend an hour incarcerated in the local jail for every hour they imposed on each and every citizen, and that a film is made of all that happens when one is forced to live in a fishbowl, and played in every pub in town, and that a pint or three be bought for anyone seen beating the sand out of the garbage can spies.


12 posted on 11/25/2008 10:46:15 AM PST by 4woodenboats
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To: thetru
How ironic!

When conservatives oppose the homosexual agenda, or the legalization of prostitution we're told "keep your morals and the state out of my bedroom.....it's none of your business!" Like we really want to see what's going on in other peoples' bedrooms.

Here we have a real example of the socialist state actually physically intruding into the bedroom. Imagine if this had been a homosexual couple. They'd be marching in the streets.

Do you hear an outcry from the liberals and socialists?

Neither do I.

13 posted on 11/25/2008 10:50:17 AM PST by marshmallow (USA: Bailout Nation)
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To: thetru

Gosh, where are all the “if you aren’t doing anything wrong” idiots at on this thread??? This is just the next logical step to the downward spiral of red-light cameras, CCTV’s on every corner, GPS in every car to track your mileage so you can pay more gas taxes, etc., etc.......

Orwell was just off by a few years.


14 posted on 11/25/2008 10:54:50 AM PST by rednesss (Fred Thompson - 2008)
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To: marshmallow; neverdem; narses

Sorry, wrong state.

See, the socialists can do no wrong in the bedroom - if their “intentions” are in the right place. After all, the camera “was” turned off (monitored 100% of the time, eh!) when the couple got into bed.

So, dressing and changing clothes and drying off, and talking to each other are not-so-private activities, are they?


15 posted on 11/25/2008 11:03:32 AM PST by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: thetru

Liberal doctrine: The cause is so important the means are irrelevant. It is how brown shirts are born.


16 posted on 11/25/2008 11:17:40 AM PST by DB
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To: SpaceBar
Orwell’s 1984 is now officially a history book.

Or an instruction manual.

17 posted on 11/25/2008 11:21:04 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Liberty has few friends, many enemies, and no adequate substitute.)
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To: dsc

I keep reminding my leftist acquaintances that ‘1984’ was supposed to be a warning, not a suggestion.


18 posted on 11/25/2008 11:21:40 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: DB
The cause is so important the means are irrelevant

This is the doctrine of all collectivist ideology.

But NO! Don't you dare imply that "liberals" are socialists.

19 posted on 11/25/2008 11:23:28 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: DB

It is how brown shirts are born.=Center for Environmental and Regulatory AffairsIn the early 1990s The National Center launched the Center for Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, originally named the Environmental Policy Task Force
www.nationalcenter.org/eptf.html


20 posted on 11/25/2008 11:33:47 AM PST by thetru
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