Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

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Re: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

Post by FlammableFlower » Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:37 pm

I read the guardian's report on that. Utterly shocking.

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Re: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

Post by Fishnut » Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:19 pm

FOI requests have revealed that the Home Secretary was less than entirely truthful when she said that she "worked closely with the Police Federation in developing this bill”.
...a freedom of information (FoI) response reveals she did not consult the federation on the most controversial aspect of the bill – plans to limit protest – which have triggered demonstrations across the UK.

The federation’s response states: “We did not provide a written submission nor were we consulted on issues of protest-related legislation.”

Grey Collier, Liberty’s advocacy director, said: “The home secretary’s assertion is disingenuous and leaves serious questions over whether Parliament has been misled.”
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Re: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

Post by Fishnut » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:15 pm

Not specifically about the Bill but definitely a continuation of it.

The Independent reports "‘Ineffective’ and racially disproportionate blanket stop and search powers are to be expanded."
The government said it would be “permanently relaxing voluntary conditions” for using section 60 powers as part of its Beating Crime Plan...

Home Office figures show that in the year to March 2020, only 4 per cent of section 60 stop and searches resulted in an arrest, compared to 13 per cent for searches requiring reasonable suspicion that someone has a weapon, drugs or stolen property.

Across all stop and search powers, black people are nine times more likely to be stopped than white people, and the rate is even higher – 18 times – for section 60.

Available figures suggest weapons are found in only 1 per cent of blanket searches and a government study of an operation using the power found “no statistically significant crime-reducing effect from the large increase in weapons searches”.
The article also notes that The Beating Crime Plan will increase prison sentences for some crimes and introduce league tables for 101 and 999 call answering times, split by regional police force. Because that'll make a difference :roll:
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