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From Airstrip One to MegaCity One - Grin with cat attached
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From Airstrip One to MegaCity One Aug. 15th, 2006 09:13 am
http://www.guardian.co.uk/crime/article/0,,1844813,00.html

Can't even find the anger to comment.

From: wechsler
Date: August 15th, 2006 - 08:56 am (Link)
Such powers are for the courts, not the police.
From: redcountess
Date: August 15th, 2006 - 09:10 am (Link)
But how do police then handle these repeat offenders? A stern "move along" no longer works, especially on council estates. It's one thing to tell people "don't be afraid", but what about the elderly and isolated who often feel threatened?
From: topbit
Date: August 15th, 2006 - 09:29 am (Link)
I'm with redcountess on this - though I'm not so sure about stop and search based on past convictions - strong suspicions _now_, is more reasonable - and that's pretty much already the case I think.

You are right that these need to be backed up by a court, and so if someone has a problem they should be able to immediately (within 72 hrs at max) to appeal to a magistrate to overturn it. Things like crushing cars should have to be signed off by a court.

BTW - what's the 'Airstrip One' reference?
From: topbit
Date: August 15th, 2006 - 09:47 am (Link)