http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4580305.stm Liberty, the well known group fighting for our rights are challenging the dispersal zones being operated by local constabularies and councils. According to the the 15 y.o. they are representing, it breaches his human rights. So what about the rights of people who don't want to leave their houses at night for fear of being attacked. Whilst I accept that large groups of teenagers hanging around are not necessarily causing trouble, as my fiancee puts it; "you feel menaced by them". She does not step foot outside (unaccompanied), what about her rights? What about the rights of old people who are prisoners in their own homes? Liberty claim that chidren are being unfairly judged and criminalised. Unlucky. We all get treated like this at some point; drivers by the traffic police, local councils telling you off for leaving your wheelie bin on the pavement, the list could go on. Deal with it and move on, if your not doing anything wrong then you've got nothing to worry about. This young man can claim (aware of possible hypocrasy in my rant here!) that he is doing nothing wrong. My answer to him would be that, true, you are not doing anything malevolent, but by being moved on or taken home (and not whingeing about it) you are helping to make the streets feel safer and stop people feeling like prisoners in their own homes. Surely that is upstanding behaviour (as this young man claims to be) http://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/ Link for Liberty's site. Interesting to note that they bang on and on about "your/our rights" but not one mention about responsibilities. Anonymus quote "every time a person asserts their right, another persons is eroded" and as for Liberty's intentions, I leave you with the great Gustav Flaubert; " Inside every revolutionary is a policeman" S.A.M.