Monday, October 22, 2007

Call to Increase Stop and Search

More young people should be stopped and searched to help tackle knife and gun crime in England according to a leading black police representative. Keith Jarrett, the outgoing president of the National Black Police Association said he would be pressing police for such an approach. He said that the black community is telling him that they have to look at this. Some senior black police officers have criticized the suggestion fearing it could lead to racial profiling. Black people are six times more likely to be stopped than white people.

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