Sunday, April 01, 2007

Polish Police Given the Power to Strip Anyone

Poland has given its police force the authority to stop any person and make them strip so that they can note any distinguishing features such as tattoos. It is claimed that the new powers will help police track criminals and solve crime.

Some people, however, such as Warsaw resident Andrzej Kuczynski are very uneasy with the idea. "It's ridiculous – am I supposed to undress to show I don't have a tattoo of someone they're looking for?" he said.