Now you know why England will be an Islamic State in a few years. Pantywaisted dhimmis of Scotland Yard are scared of getting those nice Muslim terrorists angry with them.
Stung by criticism that the practice has alienated ethnic minorities, the Metropolitan Police is changing its policy on when Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 can be employed. In future its use will be restricted to policing ‘iconic’ or strategically important sites, such as Buckingham Palace and Parliament, and to specific operations.
In other cases officers will be told to use Section 43 of the Act, which requires them to have reasonable suspicion that the person they are stopping is a terrorist. The Met increased its use of the Section 44 powers following the car bomb attacks on a nightclub in Haymarket, Central London, and Glasgow Airport in June 2007.
Since October of that year the force has carried out 154,293 stop and searches.But Government figures released last week showed that black and Muslim people were targeted disproportionately. (They are the ones who commit most of the crimes). UK DAILY MAIL
Watch the Muslim garbage chase down the UK cops.
THIS JUST IN: Chalk one up for the Brits! UK ‘Stop & Search’ law declared illegal by the European court will remain in force.
The news that police may continue to search members of the public without having any reasonable grounds for suspicion provoked fury among civil liberties campaigners.
The power – section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 – was ruled unlawful by the European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday. The Home Office now has no remaining grounds for appeal. But, despite the crushing Strasbourg defeat, officials say they will not stop the police from using the power for months or even a year or more.
Isabella Sankey, policy director for the campaign group Liberty, said: ‘The objectionable policy of broad stop and search without suspicion was wrong in principle and divisive and counterproductive in practice.
‘Now that the doomed appeal of the last government has finally been kicked into touch, the continued use of this power will only lead to confusion for police and the public alike.‘UK DAILY MAIL