News item in question Apparently new powers are being sought that will allow the Police (more accurately the Organised Crime Squad) to apply for control orders of suspects on whom there is not enough evidence to secure a conviction in court. So now you can be prejudged? Conviction of an offence without trial? Bloody marvellous... I wonder how long it would take for these powers to be abused and used against "normal" folk (as the anti-terror legislation was).