“Stop and Search” Fails As An Anti-Terror Method

The data from the Home Office is in, and it turns out not one person was arrested in connection with terrorism in the UK as a result of “stop and search” powers allowed under section 44 of the Terrorism Act. Wait — surely that photographer police harassed in front of a skyscraper, or on the subway, or in a mall was up to no good…? Really? Not one?

Really. We’re talking about 101,248 stops over the past year.

Which only bolsters what civil liberties advocates have long been saying — that these measures employed by often fearful and hamstrung governments do more to strip our rights than keep us safe.

Source: BBC

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