Monday, April 18, 2011

Police raid book shop

Surly the police have better things to do with their time:

Military police seize old training manuals from book shop
April 18, 2011 - 4:58PM

Military Police have raided a Canberra bookstore to confiscate what they described as classified material, even though the books they took were old training manuals that are easily bought on the internet or found in the Australian War Memorial library.

Some of the books date back to 1937, rendering them obsolete.

The Beyond Q Bookshop and cafe lost about $700 worth of its second-hand book stock last week when someone employed by the Australian Defence Force alerted Military Police to the existence of what Defence calls ''pams'' military doctrine training pamphlets.
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Twenty-one books were taken on Thursday, with the store's proprietors being told they were classified documents.

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