Can gang crime be stopped?

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December 8, 2011
Adam Smith Institute
by Eamonn Butler  
Posted in Commentary

"Regrettably, the recent spate of anti-terrorist legislation that gave the police draconian powers of stop, search and arrest made them seem more like the enemy of the public than their allies. Give police officers power and they will use it, whether it is appropriate and proportionate or not. Especially if you incentivise them to make more arrests and get more convictions. It is high time that the police became part of the community again, rather than officious controllers." (12/08/11)  

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