Here’s one from our Here-Is-The-Rope-You-Can-Use-To-Hang-Me Department: “Terror suspects to get laptops,” from UPI, with thanks to Latifah:
LONDON, March 8 (UPI) — London’s Belmarsh prison will provide laptops to 28 top terror suspects, a decision that has shocked critics.
Officials at the facility — which holds those arrested under the anti-terror law — say the computers are needed to help the suspects prepare their legal defense, reports The Mirror.
The laptops will not provide Internet access to the suspects, but critics say they can still be used for criminal activity.
“The prisoners could easily make CD-Roms, which could be handed to visitors, and orchestrate criminal activity from the inside,” said one. “Inmates are incredibly resourceful. It wouldn’t surprise me if they eventually managed to get the Internet on their laptops.”
Other irate critics say the nearly $50,000 to be spent on the computers can be better used to increase security. The Mirror said the facility currently is about a third understaffed.
Inmates at the prison include those accused of the July bombings in London, al-Qaida suspects and members of a Muslim bully boys’ gang, the report said.