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Police stop 180,000 people under draconian laws but only 255 arrested

Posted By admin On February 12, 2009 @ 8:48 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Kirsty Walker
Daily Mail [1]
Thursday, February 12, 2009

Police have used anti-terrorism powers to stop and search almost 180,000 suspects, it emerged yesterday.

Yet only 255 of the individuals they targeted were subsequently detained for terrorist- related offences.

The figures suggest that police may be misusing powers granted to them under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 supposedly for use only in extreme circumstances.

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Police stop 180,000 people under draconian laws but only 255 arrested obamapreorder [2]

The Home Office statistics, which were released to the Daily Mail under Freedom of Information laws, show a ten-fold use in the power since its introduction.

In 2000-01, just 3,583 people were stopped under Section 44. Of these, only one was arrested for terrorism offences.

But in 2006-07, a staggering 37,197 were stopped and searched by officers.

Only 28 were subsequently arrested for terrorist-related offences.

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