Stop and rethink police powers

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January 6, 2011
Adam Smith Institute
by Eamonn Butler  
Posted in Commentary

"It seems that senior police officers have told ministers that they need new counter-terrorism powers to stop and search people without having to suspect them of any involvement in crime. Police, including the Met, believe they need these powers to guard against attempted attacks on big events such as the 2012 Olympics. Hmm. As we know from bitter experience, if we give the police these powers, they will be used -- and not necessarily for the purposes for which they were intended." (01/06/11)  

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