Nice to see some one else jumping on one of my hobby-horses! This is from Spiked
ASBOs: Politicians behaving badly Why 'kids hanging around' in hoodies have become a key focus for public policy.
Why 'kids hanging around' in hoodies have become a key focus for public policy.
by Dolan Cummings
Magistrates in Manchester, in the north of England, on 3 November 2004 served a 17-year-old with an antisocial behaviour order (ASBO) banning him from engaging in various kinds of unruly or abusive behaviour. The order also prevents him from publicly associating with more than three people, and in particular with five named friends, on pain of criminal penalties of up to five years in prison. Read on