|Orwellian UK Stop And Searches Up 66%|
|Written by Administrator|
|Saturday, 17 April 2010 08:56|
'The number of people and vehicles stopped and searched in England and Wales under controversial counter-terrorism laws soared by two thirds in a year, according to figures published today.
In spite of the jump in stop and searches hardly any resulted in a charge or even an arrest. Almost 95 per cent of searches were carried out by officers in London, where there was an 83 per cent increase in 2008/9, the Home Office figures show. The number of stop and searches for other suspected offences rose by 10 per cent to 1.1 million — the second year in a row that it has topped the million mark.'