Senate Intelligence Committee report claims CIA ‘covered up use of torture and misled US government about its value’

Brutal interrogation methods are said to have done little, if anything, to add to the gathering of useful intelligence ...Click to Read On

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HMIC Report: Stop and Search Powers: Are the police using them effectively and fairly?

Some of the most intrusive and contentious powers granted to the police are those of stop and search; but the majority of forces do not understand how to use these powers effectively and fairly to prevent and detect crime, finds…

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Racial Profiling Of Stop And Search Targets By Police Does Not Reduce Crime, Equality Watchdog Finds

Racial profiling of stop-and-search suspects makes absolutely no difference to crime figures, a new report has warned. Forces in the UK who disproportionately stopped more black and Asian suspects did not have lower crime figures, but some communities are still…

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Stop and think again: Commission helps police improve use of stop and search

Five major police forces have improved their potentially unlawful use of stop and search powers, while continuing to see a reduction in crime rates, following a programme of work initiated by the Commission. The forces concerned have seen reductions of…

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Viewed With Suspicion: The Human Cost Of Stop And Search

What does it feel like to be stopped and searched? What impact does policing have on the individuals involved, and on their families and communities? Stop-watch gather stories, experiences and thoughts from around the UK to give a voice to…

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Ethnic minority stop and search rates double since 1999: get the data

Research for the Guardian reveals stop and search rates for black and Asian people doubled while the rate for white people rose only slightly. Black, Asian and minority ethnic people are twice as likely to be stopped by police as they were…

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Stop & Search: Know Your Rights

The main power, used on a daily basis by the police is contained in Sec 1 of PACE. It allows police officers to stop and search a person or vehicle for stolen or prohibited articles. The power can only be exercised if the…

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Briefing on Prevent Strategy 2011

The Prevent strategy, initially launched in 2007, was reviewed by the coalition government in 2011. The strategy claims to seek to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It is the preventative strand of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. This is a summary of the…

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