Thursday, September 18, 2008

Police stop-and-search accountability removed

Police officers will no longer have to issue receipts to persons whom they have randomly stopped.

Legislation was brought in which gave the police powers to randomly stop and ask people to account for themselves, without reason nor warrant, as is common in all police states. Police officers are currently required to issue a form to the thousands of innocent people whom they harass for no reason at all.

The forms were introduced in the wake of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry after the Macpherson report into Stephen Lawrence's murder stated that stop tactics were used disproportionately against black people.

It is planned to scrap the form nationwide by the beginning of next year.


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