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This sort of simplistic, anti-police nonsense from @HackneyAbbott is why Labour don't get support from the police despite their manifesto commitment to bring back 10k officers and the great work of @LouHaigh and others... >
hackneygazette.co.uk/opinion/diane-…
She refers back to the 80s. What happened under different legislation 35yrs ago tells us NOTHING about how S&S is done today.

She refers to police doing "random" S&S as if that is a fact. It ISN'T. It's a lie. There is no "random" S&S. The vast majority are conducted under>
>ordinary S&S powers and require individual reasonable grounds to suspect which are recorded and can be challenged. Even those conducted under the "special" s60 S&S power which doesn't require individual grounds to suspect rent used "randomly". They can only be used in a defined>
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This is utterly damning:May attacked police use of S&S for purely political reasons, to court the black vote despite it being known there were serious issues about disproportionality stats...Dozens have died as a result.She has their blood on her hands...

blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/03/the-st…
>As the stats are still regularly trotted out by @theresa_may @AmberRuddHR @NickHurdUK they MUST be challenged over Waddington's findings. The #KnifeCrimeEpidemic has been partly created by politically motivated lies... #NotCryingWolf #CrisisInPolicing
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