Heavy-handed police tactics have harmed race relations, human rights groups warn
Not one person stopped and searched under anti-terrorism powers in Britain was arrested for terrorism-related offences last year, the Government's own figures show.
The alarmingly high use of random searches is more evidence of heavy-handed policing which will alienate all communities, human rights groups said yesterday.Of those stopped, 17% were Asian and 10% were Black.
So in other words, 73% were Caucasian. I don't know what that says about minorities saying that they are being targeted.
But what it does mean, is that 'terrorism' or more correctly, the threat of it, has won. If 101,000 people are being stopped in the name of terrorism and none charged, Britain has become a police state. How is it that the police, can stop someone, with no suspicion of a crime being committed and question them about being terrorists? If it takes you, 2-3 hours to check in for a domestic flight, the terrorists have won. If we're spending fortunes paying for MI5, MI6 and all the rest of the state security paraphernalia and they can't stop terrorism, then the terrorist has won, or rather, the bankers who finance all this turmoil, have won.