Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC) Statement
The new Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill 2020, will not enhance public security. On the contrary it will:
- extend punishment without trial, including even internal exile, renewable indefinitely;
- Turn ordinary crimes into ‘terrorist’ ones, as subjective grounds for more severe sentences;
- Incentivise racist stereotyping of ‘non-violent extremism’ to justify those two powers;
- and thus go further in criminalising communities.