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Am I Under Arrest, Your Majesty?

Why are these ominous British posters (photographed by David Byrne) informing you of your rights?


A stylistic riff on the “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters from the Blitz, these new posters are a publicity campaign for a promise by police to be more engaged with their communities.
The evidence is mixed on whether or not community policing works.
The ad campaign, meanwhile, has come under fire for squandering resources that could be used to put more cops on the street.
(Hat tip: BoingBoing)