Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Terror Law Unduly Targeting Non-Whites

The British security forces use their counter-terrorism powers for stopping and searching suspects up to 42 times more against ethnic minorities than whites.

The powers authorized by schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 allows stopping and searching of innocent people at random while giving them less rights than suspected criminals.

The figures, the Guardian quoted from official sources, show disproportionate targeting of non-white groups when compared with white people based on the percentage of the population they represent.

The contrast is specially marked when considering cases in which targets are stopped for more than an hour.'


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