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Old 07-16-2009, 10:02 AM   #1771
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UK news:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...or-arrest.html

A police force has suspended searches of people under controversial anti-terror laws after figures exposed the futility of the legislation.

Hampshire Police conducted 3,481 stop and searches under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act in 2007/8 – but arrested no one in connection with terror.

The statistics marked a huge increase on 2004/5, when the force carried out 275 stop and searches under Section 44, and a large jump from 2006/7 when there were 580.

They are in sharp contrast to the similarsized neighbouring force, Thames Valley, which used the stop and search powers 244 times in 2007/08, making 40 arrests unconnected to terrorism.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz0LRGONSWo
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