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    Father’s photo of daughter in shopping centre sparks security dispute

    A man who took an adorable picture of his toddler in a Scottish shopping centre was questioned by police after the photo apparently fell foul of anti-terrorism laws.


    Photo: Chris White

    Staff at the busy shopping centre became suspicious after they spotted Chris White taking a photo on his phone of his 4-year-old daughter enjoying some ice cream at Braehead shopping centre, near Glasgow.

    According to Mr White, 45, a security guard ran over and threatened him - claiming that taking the photo of his own daughter Hazel was “illegal”.

    But Mr White maintained that his young daughter, who was crying in his arms, was the only one in the photo.

    Police were then called to the scene and threatened to confiscate his phone allegedly citing the Terrorism Act when Mr White – a local mental health worker - refused to delete the photos he had posted on Facebook moments before.

    However, under the Terrorism Act officers do not have the power to delete digital images or destroy film at any point during a search unless a court order has been granted.

    The police allowed him to keep the images and no further action was taken.

    The offended father launched a Facebook campaign to boycott the shopping centre soon after the drama unfolded on Friday at 4pm with thousands of people inundating the Facebook page with comments criticising the actions of the mall and the police.

    Outraged, Mr White said last night: “I wonder how many shoplifters got away while they were dealing with my act of ‘terrorism’. Surely thousands of people have taken pictures inside shopping centres.”

    Superintendent George Nedley of Strathclyde Police confirmed last week’s incident.

    “My officers attended and gave advice and no further action was taken by the police officers. I can confirm we have received a complaint regarding this incident and one of my officers has spoken to Mr White regarding this.

    “As a result, a full review of the circumstances surrounding the incident and the allegations made is underway.”

    In response to the matter, a spokesperson for Braehead said it wanted to “maintain a safe and enjoyable environment” for shoppers.

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    Utter.Fucking.Jobsworths.

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    everybody knows that terrorists only attack targets where there is a human or economic value, so the police should know that anywhere in Scotland is safe from threat..

    Cheers

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    Come on Noodles - a TORQUED story if ever there was one. Some 3 quid per hour guard likely asked him not to take photos inside the shopping centre. the rest is STRETCHED. Was the father unemployed and sporting Rangers tattoos - Mr Aggresive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    The offended father launched a Facebook campaign to boycott the shopping centre soon after the drama unfolded on Friday at 4pm with thousands of people inundating the Facebook page with comments criticising the actions of the mall and the police.
    15....14....13....12....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer
    Was the father unemployed
    I'm sure you can work that out.
    Mr White – a local mental health worker

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    ^Think your too late noodles, tom sawyer is probably already down his local telling all who will listen about some drunken, unemployed, tattoed Scot scum football holigan being a potential terrorist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    ^Think your too late noodles, tom sawyer is probably already down his local telling all who will listen about some drunken, unemployed, tattoed Scot scum football holigan being a potential terrorist.
    I think the people who told the police suspected he was a pedo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    ^Think your too late noodles, tom sawyer is probably already down his local telling all who will listen about some drunken, unemployed, tattoed Scot scum football holigan being a potential terrorist.
    Naw - I posted a sticky about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    I think the people who told the police suspected he was a pedo.
    What for taking a photo of his kid in a shopping mall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    What for taking a photo of his kid in a shopping mall?
    As crazy as it is. Yeah. Sad the way the world is going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    I think the people who told the police suspected he was a pedo.
    What for taking a photo of his kid in a shopping mall?
    Maybe he looks like a paedo.

    Or if in Newport looking like a paediatrician is enough to get you a shoeing!!!

    Doctor driven out of home by vigilantes | UK news | The Guardian

    "Self-styled vigilantes attacked the home of a hospital paediatrician after apparently confusing her professional title with the word "paedophile", it emerged yesterday.
    Dr Yvette Cloete, a specialist registrar in paediatric medicine at the Royal Gwent hospital in Newport, was forced to flee her house after vandals daubed it with graffiti in the middle of the night."

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    ^But they marry sheep in Wales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    ^But they marry sheep in Wales.
    Well that's given "lambing season" a rather sinister twist.

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    Proly a Mussie or Polish secruity guard who saw the guy -reckoned he looked a bit like a pattaya type of loser and 'blew the whistle' before the bastard could do any more damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    What for taking a photo of his kid in a shopping mall?
    As crazy as it is. Yeah. Sad the way the world is going.
    Yes, but why can't people just do as they're told? On this occasion its not some huge infringement of human rights.

    This Dad is so up himself he decides to start a 'campaign' to stop people shopping at this place.

    ...over a photograph.

    What would become of him if something really bad happened in his life, god forbid. Say some kiddy fiddler raped his daughter in the shopping mall and then severed her head impaling it on a spike - in Primark.

    'No photos, oh right'......so he can take a photo somewhere else. Big sacrifice.

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    but why can't he take a photo of his kid in a mall?

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    ^
    It's just a control thing to show who is boss , they have high definition CCTV cameras everywhere, but don't want the public to take as much as a snap.

    Add some low IQ immigrant security guards,
    plus thick as fuk fat women, who a 1000 years ago went around shouting WITCH,but now whisper paedophile ,
    into the mix
    and you have modern Britain.

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    The coppers need a fucking slap as well. Why didn't one of them ask what the offence was?

    "Taking a photo of his kid".

    "Well fuck off and stop wasting police time, you jobsworth c**t!".

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    you jobsworth c**t!"
    I like this jobsworth word, wish we had a similar word in America. Best I can think of is petty tyrant or we can say someone is power tripping. Generally we just call folks like this douchebags, though.

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    It appears that the terrorists have won.

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    Yes, but why can't people just do as they're told? On this occasion its not some huge infringement of human rights.
    probably a while since you were there moog.

    the streets, parks, shopping centres and public spaces of that once free land are now crawling with government and local council paid employees with important sounding titles containing the words community and environment and safety, sporting para military police type uniforms, (you know... torches, badges, rubber gloves, walkie talkies, notebooks, big keys on frightening looking chains, boots etc.) all on the lookout for little old ladies who break any of the raft of rules regarding health and safety, anti terrorism, racial awareness parking, litter, cycling, smoking, dog walking, pram pushing, security, noise infringement etc.etc,etc. that strangle outdoor life in the uk.

    massive fines await transgressors who fall foul of these fat spotty pale faced grinning misfit nazi enforcers patrolling the streets.


    the world has gone mad, upside down. whats right is wrong, and whats wrong is right.

    you can be challenged at any time by some youth in uniform, telling you in that official, politically correct and ultra polite monologue that you shouldnt be doing whatever it is that you are innocently doing, and then given a ticket for doing it.

    in this case it was taking a photograph of a daughter, yesterday, according to a local newspaper i read, it was health and safety inspectors telling a man who had lived in his home for 60 years that he would need to display a "mind your head" notice on a low inside doorway before council carers would be allowed to visit him.

    the day before, council employees visited a wooded area in a park in richmond commando style and pulled down kids temporary dens, made from branches and leaves, telling the crying kids that insects were being harmed by the dens.

    and also yesterday, it was decreed that children now cannot blow up balloons in case they swallow them and choke to death, warnings and sales restrictions now apply to ballons and those blow out paper things that unfold when you blow, you find them in xmas crackers.

    so i'm not surprised that this father is livid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    you jobsworth c**t!"
    I like this jobsworth word, wish we had a similar word in America. Best I can think of is petty tyrant or we can say someone is power tripping. Generally we just call folks like this douchebags, though.
    This derives from a British television programme called 'Thats Life'. A popular pre-Facebook consumer affairs show hosted by Esther Rantzen, (hence the phrase 'I'll report you to Esther Rantzen' - which would strike fear into any conman or bureaucrat)

    She was supported by Cyril Flether, who would recite 'odd odes' - doggerel poetry, there were song and dance routines by cleaning women/rugby teams, root vegetables shaped like penises, and talking dogs saying 'sausages'.

    The weekly Jobsworth award was a trophy of a peaked cap, and would be awarded to a trifling bureaucrat.

    There would be a song, accompanied by piano, in which a co-presenter would sing

    "Jobsworth, jobsworth.
    Its more than my jobsworth.

    Rain or shine,
    wind or snow,

    Whatever you want,
    the answer's no."

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue
    Add some low IQ immigrant security guards,
    plus thick as fuk fat women, who a 1000 years ago went around shouting WITCH,but now whisper paedophile ,
    into the mix
    and you have modern Britain.
    brilliantly put,

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    Keeping people living in fear and dependent on the corrupt system is their aim.

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