Stop and search: What are your rights? – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2019 in news, police, stop and search by sally

‘Boris Johnson has promised to expand stop and search powers.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2019

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PM to create 10,000 new prison places and extend stop-and-search – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2019 in budgets, news, police, prisons, statistics, stop and search by tracey

‘An extra 10,000 new prison places will be created and stop-and-search powers expanded, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised.’

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BBC News, 11th August 2019

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Stop and search is discriminatory, so why is it on the rise? – The Guardian

‘The first stop and search Jamal ever experienced was when he was 11 years old. Now, at 24, he has been stopped numerous times. Most recently, a stop became aggressive and he was hit in the face with handcuffs, but was charged and convicted with assaulting an officer. There is little evidence stop and search works in combating violent crime, but critics say it disproportionately targets young black men.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2019

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Knife crime: More stop and search powers for police – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2019 in news, offensive weapons, police, stop and search by sally

‘Police in England and Wales are being given greater stop and search powers to tackle rising knife crime.’

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BBC News, 31st March 2019

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Police to get more stop and search powers to tackle acid attacks – Home Office

‘Home Secretary Sajid Javid will give police new powers to stop and search anyone suspected of carrying a corrosive substance in public.’

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Home Office, 20th February 2019

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Before facial recognition tech can be used, it needs to be limited – The Independent

‘New research on facial recognition technology trials by police calls for tighter regulation to protect human rights.’

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The Independent, 21st February 2019

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Stephen Lawrence: How has his murder changed policing? – BBC News

‘Twenty years ago, an inquiry into the death of teenager Stephen Lawrence called for an overhaul of police procedures and attitudes towards race. But how much has changed?’

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BBC News, 19th February 2019

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Metropolitan Police strip-searching children in cases ‘not properly justified’, inspection findsMetropolitan Police strip-searching children in cases ‘not properly justified’, inspection finds – The Independent

‘Children are being strip-searched by London’s Metropolitan Police in cases that may not be “properly justified”, a watchdog has found.’

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The Independent, 16th January 2019

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Stop and search has no real impact on reducing knife crime, research suggests – The Independent

Posted November 26th, 2018 in news, offensive weapons, police, stop and search by tracey

‘Stop and search does not significantly reduce knife crime, research has suggested, as the home secretary and senior police officers call for the power to be used more widely.’

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The Independent, 25th November 2018

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Ministers will not scrap ‘reasonable grounds’ stop and search rule – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2018 in investigatory powers, news, police, reasons, stop and search, weapons by sally

‘The government has ruled out changing stop and search rules to allow police to use the power without reasonable grounds to suspect wrongdoing, while saying they want to “reduce bureaucracy” over such operations.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2018

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Police in talks to scrap ‘reasonable grounds’ condition for stop and search – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2018 in news, offensive weapons, police, race discrimination, stop and search by tracey

‘Police chiefs want to trigger an expansion of stop and search by lowering the level of suspicion an officer needs against a suspect to use the power, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 11th November 2018

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Knife crime: Should stronger stop and search powers be used? – BBC News

‘A series of stabbings on the streets of London has led to a renewed focus on knife crime and how to reduce it. One power available to the police is stop and search, and Home Secretary Sajid Javid has recently emphasised its importance in tackling violence: “If stop and search means that lives can be saved from the communities most affected, then of course it’s a very good thing,” he told the annual Police Superintendents’ Conference in September. But what powers are available to the police and what is the evidence they reduce crime?’

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BBC News, 8th November 2018

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Police Federation launches legal action against government for ‘cheating officers out of pay rise they deserve’ – The Independent

‘An association representing 120,000 police officers has launched legal action accusing the government of “cheating officers out of the pay increase they should receive”. The Police Federation said it had lodged an application for a judicial review of the decision to ignore an independent body’s recommended 3 per cent increase amid a rise in crime, demand and the terror threat.’

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The Independent, 23rd October 2018

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Stop and search makes crime more likely, report finds – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2018 in crime prevention, gangs, news, police, stop and search by sally

‘The police tactic of stop and search is increasing the likelihood of crime rather than preventing it, finds a report that paints a bleak picture of young men and boys snapping under the pressure of relentless checks sometimes multiple times a day.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2018

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Home Office proposes extending stop and search powers – Home Office

Posted September 10th, 2018 in hazardous substances, press releases, stop and search by tracey

‘The consultation proposes extending powers so that police can stop and search individuals carrying corrosive substances in public without good reason.’

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Home Office, 9th September 2018

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Proposals to modernise search warrants in England published – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 8th, 2018 in news, police, stop and search, warrants by sally

‘More investigatory bodies could be given the right to apply for a search warrant independently of the police under plans to modernise the regime published by the Law Commission.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th June 2018

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Stop and search: How successful is the police tactic? – BBC News

Posted April 5th, 2018 in firearms, news, offensive weapons, police, statistics, stop and search by sally

‘The claim: Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott told Radio 4’s Today programme there was no evidence the old “indiscriminate” stop and search regime was an effective tool when it came to tackling gun and knife crime.’

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BBC News, 4th April 2018

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Stop and search harms fight against knife crime, Met officer says – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2018 in drug offences, London, news, offensive weapons, police, stop and search by sally

‘Stop and search for suspected minor drug crimes such as cannabis possession is hampering the Metropolitan police’s ability to tackle London’s knife crime epidemic by souring relationships with the public, the chair of the Metropolitan Black Police Association has said.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2018

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Female prison inmates subject to ‘excessive strip-searching’ despite many being victims of sexual abuse – The Independent

Posted January 24th, 2018 in news, prisons, stop and search, women by tracey

‘Female prisoners are being subject to “excessive strip-searching” despite evidence that the process can risk retraumatising vulnerable women, many of whom will have experienced sexual or physical abuse.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2018

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Sadiq Khan to ‘significantly increase’ stop and search in London – The Independent

Posted January 11th, 2018 in crime prevention, investigatory powers, London, news, police, stop and search by tracey

‘There will be a “significant increase” in targeted stop and searches by police in London as part of efforts to combat rising violent crime, Sadiq Khan has said.’

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The Independent, 10th January 2018

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