UK Daily Mail
Friday, April 16th, 2010
Somebody is stopped and searched by the police every 20 seconds in ‘Big Brother’ Britain, it was revealed last night.
More than nine out of every ten of those interrogated by officers are not even subsequently arrested, let alone charged.
Opposition parties say the revelation is yet more evidence of the Government’s disregard for civil liberties and ‘state knows best’ attitude.
According to figures released by the Home Office yesterday, the use of each of the three main types of police stop and search powers is rocketing.
The statistics follow warnings that police are making unjustified stops to give the figures ‘racial balance’ and that suspects are being searched even though there is no evidence against them.
This article was posted: Friday, April 16, 2010 at 4:41 am