Tue, 12 Dec 2006
(via UK Liberty
) reports on the UK's senior counter terrorism police officer questioning the value of the Stop and Search powers under Section 44
of the Terrorism Act 2000:
Andy Hayman, the Metropolitan Police's assistant commissioner responsible for anti-terror probes, said few arrests or charges arose from such searches.
I am not sure what purpose it serves, especially as it upsets so many people, with some sections of our community feeling unfairly targeted.
I raised this very issue
with MPA last year.