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Section 44 rethink required?

Snapper Plus
13 4.3k 3 United States Outlying Islands
12 Jan 2010 2:09PM
Seems like the stop and search powers under Section 44 are not as straightforward as the authorities may have thought. Story here.

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Just Jas Plus
16 26.2k 1 England
12 Jan 2010 2:30PM
I would prefer to err on the side of public safety.

As to the European Court - we are not in charge of our own country anymore.

Minority 'rights' seem to count far more than majority rights.
lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2010 2:44PM

Quote:As to the European Court - we are not in charge of our own country anymore

Well it's been like that for half a century or so...so you think we would be used to it by now.
AlanPerkins 12 567 England
12 Jan 2010 4:00PM
Home office will appeal :-( link
kaybee 13 5.7k 25 Scotland
12 Jan 2010 5:07PM
We all want to feel safe in our beds - but Section 44 HAS been misused all over the country ...... as many photographers will confirm.

Sec 44 is meant to be used in fairly specific circumstances - not as a blanket excuse where there is no real redress.
johnbarrow 8 55 France
12 Jan 2010 5:16PM
Sorry are you telling me that you police in Britain can stop and search you under some terrorism act without any good reason to suspect you have committed a crime ?
Surely Not, that would never wash here, there would be riots .
can not be right ! under what power, surely you have the same freedom as us to go about your life.
sherring 10 46 13 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2010 5:40PM
Freedom in the uk..!
You must be having a laugh.
canon_stu 14 140 4 England
12 Jan 2010 5:49PM
I think we should all move to france.
KevSB 14 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2010 6:09PM
stop and search I can handle, the bigger issue for me was the arms fair, About time we stopped selling guns and weapons to anyone.

the big arms manufacturing country's like ourselves stopped selling em then terrorists would be easy to spot carrying sticks and stones.

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