Stephen Lawrence: how his murder changed the legal landscape – The Guardian

Posted April 22nd, 2013 in diversity, equality, murder, news, police, racism, statistics, stop and search by sally

“The Macpherson report made 70 recommendations – 67 led to specific changes in practice or law within two years of publication.”

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The Guardian, 22nd April 2013

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IPCC to supervise Stuart Lawrence race case investigation – BBC News

Posted January 11th, 2013 in complaints, news, police, race discrimination, stop and search by tracey

“The police watchdog will supervise an investigation into a complaint by Stephen Lawrence’s brother that officers stopped and searched him because he was black.”

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BBC News, 10th January 2013

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Stephen Lawrence’s brother sues Met over race discrimination – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 9th, 2013 in complaints, news, police, race discrimination, stop and search by sally

“Stephen Lawrence’s brother today launched a race discrimination case against Britain’s biggest police force, claiming officers harassed him due to his skin colour.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th January 2013

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‘Stop and detain’ counter-terrorism powers may be scaled back – The Guardian

Posted September 13th, 2012 in consultations, immigration, news, stop and search, terrorism by tracey

“Moves to scale back the most widely drawn counter-terrorism powers left in the police ‘stop and search’ armoury have been initiated by the home secretary, Theresa May.”

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The Guardian, 13th September 2012

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Consultation on schedule 7 powers launched – Home Office

Posted September 13th, 2012 in consultations, immigration, press releases, stop and search, terrorism by tracey

“The public are being asked for their views on the operation of important border security powers in a consultation launched by the home office today.”

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Home Office, 13th September 2012

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Police protest tactics ‘give officers excessive and disproportionate control’ – The Guardian

“Pre-emptive arrests, confinement by kettling and the gathering of personal data give police officers ‘excessive and disproportionate’ control over public protests, a report by a coalition of police monitoring groups has warned.”

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The Guardian, 24th July 2012

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Protesters lose royal wedding High Court case – The Independent

” Royal wedding protesters have lost their High Court claim that they were the victims of unlawful searches and arrests.”

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The Independent, 18th July 2012

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Stop and search: there’s an app for that – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2012 in internet, news, stop and search, young offenders by sally

“Can an app that aims to inform young people of their rights when being stopped and searched help police relations?”

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The Guardian, 15th June 2012

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Police up to 28 times more likely to stop and search black people – study – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2012 in news, police, race discrimination, reports, statistics, stop and search by sally

“Police forces are up to 28 times more likely to use stop-and-search powers against black people than white people and may be breaking the law, new research from the official human rights body reveals.”

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The Guardian, 12th June 2012

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Legal high drug ‘mexxy’ banned under new government powers – The Guardian

Posted March 28th, 2012 in drug offences, news, stop and search by sally

“A so-called legal high used as an alternative to ketamine will be the first drug to be banned under new government powers, the Home Office has said.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2012

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Police anti-terrorism stop and searches cease – BBC News

Posted March 23rd, 2012 in news, police, statistics, stop and search, terrorism by tracey

“Police have ceased using anti-terrorism stop and search powers, figures from the Home Office show. Between April and September 2011 the powers, which enable police to search anyone for terrorist material in designated areas, were not used once.”

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BBC News, 22nd March 2012

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Stop and search ‘racial profiling’ by police on the increase, claims study – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2012 in minorities, news, police, stop and search by sally

“Black people are 30 times more likely than white people to be stopped and searched by police in England and Wales, according to new analysis which reveals that ‘racial profiling’ has increased over the past year.”

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The Guardian, 14th January 2012

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The law should not become “over precious” about human rights, says the Divisional Court – UK Human Rights Blog

“Protestors have to put up with ‘sensible and good natured’ controls by the authorities as a limitation on their rights to free expression and assembly, the Divisional Court has ruled.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 8th November 2011

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Liberty loses police search case – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2011 in demonstrations, news, police, stop and search by tracey

“People taking part in demonstrations must accept they could be searched by police, a court has ruled.”

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BBC News, 3rd November 2011

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Met offer £5,000 compensation to arrested royal wedding protester – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2011 in compensation, freedom of expression, news, police, public order, stop and search by sally

“A protester who was held in police cells for six hours during a crackdown on street protests during the royal wedding has received £5,000 compensation and an official apology from the Metropolitan police.”

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2011

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New terrorism laws are ‘flawed,’ watchdog says – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 19th, 2011 in detention, news, stop and search, terrorism by tracey

“A new system for extending detention before charge could result in the collapse of terrorist trials, the new independent watchdog has warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th July 2011

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‘Racist’ stop-and-search powers to be challenged – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2011 in news, race discrimination, stop and search by sally

“The high court has agreed that a full legal challenge can be brought against a police stop-and-search power alleged to be used in a racist way against African-Caribbean people.”

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The Guardian, 8th July 2011

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Safeguards needed for random stop-and-search powers, committee says – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2011 in crime prevention, human rights, news, police, stop and search, terrorism by sally

“Peers and MPs have warned the home secretary, Theresa May, that extra safeguards for new random counter-terror stop-and-search powers are needed in order to prevent further human rights breaches.”

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The Guardian, 15th June 2011

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Two new control orders imposed in past three months, Theresa May announces – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2011 in control orders, news, stop and search, terrorism by sally

“Two new control orders have been imposed on suspected terrorists by the home secretary, Theresa May, in the past three months despite an intense coalition debate over whether they should be scrapped, the Home Office has disclosed.”

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The Guardian, 17th March 2011

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Stop and search numbers fall after change to counterterrorism powers – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2011 in news, statistics, stop and search, terrorism by sally

“The number of stops and searches by police under controversial counterterrorism laws has fallen sharply since the government curtailed the scope of the powers.”

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The Guardian, 24th February 2011

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