http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/oct/2 ... ie-quinton
Police spotter card P: Pennie Quinton
Journalist and human rights campaigner, 38
* guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 27 October 2009 18.20 GMT
"I was almost certainly on the card because I had been stopped and searched under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 while reporting on the DSEi arms fair in Docklands on 9 September 2003. As a result of being detained I was unable to film a key part of the protest.
"With Liberty, I took the Metropolitan police to the European court of human rights. The case was heard on 12 May this year after a six-year trek through the British justice system. I am still waiting to hear the Strasbourg finding.
"And now I am on a database as a domestic extremist. So what is that? Is it like extreme ironing?
"As a result of reporting on protest, my face is now stored on a series of overlapping IT systems for police eyes only. I am not happy. And, yes, this is a possible breach of my right to a private life, Section 8A of the European Convention on Human Rights.