Police ‘should have reason to stop pictures being taken’ – The Independent

Posted December 15th, 2009 in news, photography, police, stop and search, terrorism by sally

“Police officers should not use counter-terrorism laws to stop people taking photographs in public, a senior officer insisted yesterday.”

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The Independent, 15th December 2009

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Big fall in police use of stop-and search powers after outcry – The Guardian

Posted November 27th, 2009 in news, police, stop and search by sally

“Home office figures show that only tiny proportion of anti-terror searches lead to arrests.”

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The Guardian, 26th November 2009

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Terror Act used on climate activist – The Independent

Posted October 15th, 2009 in news, stop and search, terrorism by sally

“Terror legislation was used to stop a British climate change activist from travelling to Denmark, it has emerged.”

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The Independent, 15th October 2009

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Police investigated over stop and search of man and children under terror law – The Guardian

Posted September 11th, 2009 in news, police, stop and search by sally

“Two police officers are under investigation after using anti-terror stop-and-search powers against a man and two young children in a south London street.”

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The Guardian, 10th September 2009

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Police force admits errors over intimate body search figures – The Guardian

Posted August 19th, 2009 in news, police, statistics, stop and search by sally

“A police force has been rebuked by the Home Office after admitting that its statistics for intimate body searches going back to 2000 are misleading.”

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The Guardian, 18th August 2009

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Drug charity director sues after he is wrongly targeted by sniffer dogs – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 4th, 2009 in dogs, drug offences, news, stop and search, trespass to the person by sally

“A drugs charity director is suing British Transport Police after he was wrongly targeted by sniffer dogs at an Underground station.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2009

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‘Terror Act search was Orwellian’ – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2009 in news, stop and search, terrorism by sally

“Police officers are trying to racially balance official figures in the way they select people to search under terrorism laws, it has been suggested.”

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BBC News, 17th June 2009

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Terror watchdog in search warning – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2009 in news, stop and search, terrorism by sally

“The UK’s terror law watchdog says people are being stopped and searched to racially balance official figures.”

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BBC News, 17th June 2009

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Knife crime down as police hail stop and search – The Times

Posted May 19th, 2009 in news, offensive weapons, stop and search by sally

“The Metropolitan Police have stopped and searched 24,000 young people every month over the past year in an operation that is cutting teenage knife crime and violence.”

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The Times, 19th May 2009

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Stop-and-search powers limited by the Met Police after bias claim – The Times

Posted May 8th, 2009 in minorities, news, stop and search by sally

“Britain’s biggest police force has agreed to limit its use of controversial stop-and-search powers after critics claimed it was discriminating against minority groups.”

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The Times, 8th May 2009

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Court says police can be challenged on ‘stop and search’ powers – The Guardian

Posted May 7th, 2009 in news, police, stop and search by sally

“Lawyers acting for young twins ‘stopped and searched’ at an environmental protest were granted permission to challenge police powers in the high court today after judges ruled the proper policing of large demonstrations was in the public interest.”

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The Guardian, 6th May 2009

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Capital sees rise in terror stops – BBC News

Posted May 6th, 2009 in news, stop and search, terrorism by sally

“Somebody in London is stopped and searched every three minutes, according to new figures obtained by BBC London.”

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BBC News, 6th May 2009

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Police ‘terror searches’ treble – BBC News

Posted April 30th, 2009 in news, stop and search, terrorism by sally

“Police stopped and searched three times as many people under anti-terrorism powers in 2007/8 compared to the year before, Home Office figures reveal.”

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BBC News, 30th April 2009

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Stop and search cuts gun and knife crime – The Times

Posted March 16th, 2009 in firearms, news, offensive weapons, stop and search by sally

“Targeted stop-and-search tactics are an effective way to cut gun and knife crime, research suggests.”

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The Times, 16th March 2009

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Fears over stop and search powers – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2009 in news, stop and search by sally

“Metropolitan Police officers are stopping and searching too many innocent people using powers designed for fighting terrorism, it is claimed.”

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BBC News, 23rd January 2009

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Police seek new rights for searching rail passengers – The Guardian

Posted January 14th, 2009 in news, offensive weapons, police, stop and search, transport by sally

“Passengers who buy a London train or tube ticket would automatically be giving their consent to be searched, under proposals now under consideration.”

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The Guardian, 13th January 2009

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MP stopped and search under anti-terror laws for taking pictures – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2009 in news, stop and search, terrorism by sally

“An MP has been stopped and searched by police officers under anti-terror laws after he was seen taking photographs near a railway station.”

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The Guardian, 7th January 2009

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Photographers criminalised as police ‘abuse’ anti-terror laws – The Independent

Posted January 6th, 2009 in news, police, stop and search, terrorism by sally

“Fury as stop-and-search powers are used to block and confiscate legal pictures.”

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The Independent, 6th January 2009

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Met defends stop-and-search tactics as it claims limited success in reducing knife crime – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2008 in news, offensive weapons, police, stop and search by sally

“The Metropolitan police yesterday claimed a limited success in the fight against knife crime, citing a 12% fall in incidents since May, but at the price of long-term resentment over the widespread use of stop-and-search needed to achieve it.”

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The Guardian, 18th November 2008

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Steep rise in ‘stop and search’ complaints – The Independent

Posted September 25th, 2008 in complaints, news, police, stop and search by sally

“The number of complaints made about ‘stop and search’ incidents have [sic] risen by nearly a quarter, the police watchdog said today.”

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The Independent, 25th September 2008

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