Ian Acheson Ian Acheson

Don’t blame the police for stop and search

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Given recent stories about the police putting your door in if you have more than six people over on Christmas day, it seems almost quaint to be talking about Stop and Search as an abuse of state power. Yet the release of statistics this week that show black people are nine times more likely to have this power used against them in the street, ought to give us pause for thought.

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Ian Acheson
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Ian Acheson
Professor Ian Acheson is a former prison governor. He was also Director of Community Safety at the Home Office

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