I am Duncan Phebus Sumo Mercutius Steerpike Campbell King, Litigator extraordinaire and I do not want you to like me.
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Stop and Search under s.44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 incompatible with ECHR art 8
Old Holborn has a much better post here but essentially the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the stop and search powers under section 44 of the Terrorism act 2000 are too loose and open to abuse.
As if there was ever any doubt that plod and co were using them bully the citizenry.
I eat too much, I swear too much, I hit too many children with a stout stick and I poke too many old ladies out of the way as they shuffle forth to their respective doom. Arguably (though not by me) I drown too many women too.