Why do we have Section 60 stop and search?

What is it and how long does it last

"A Section 60 has been implemented until 04:00hrs on Saturday, 14 September throughout the boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow.“

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  • Clive
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
    Best answer

    What it does is say that if an inspector or above reasonably believes there might be a serious risk of violence in their area, they can make an order that stop and search powers are allowed for 24 hours. A police officer can stop and search you at any time if they have reasonable grounds to suspect you are carrying something you shouldn't, but a section 60 order allows them to search anyone whether they have "reasonable grounds" or not.

    Of course allowing the police to search you for no reason at all is highly controversial, so it's not part of what the police are normally allowed to do and a senior officer has to authorise it under section 60. That's why it exists.

    What does this have to do with media and journalism?

  • 2 months ago

    Sounds like you folks need a 4th amendment.

  • Ludwig
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    In the interests of the state. The ends justify the means.

    • Clive
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      You don't even know what it is, do you?

  • 2 months ago

    To give Police officers the power to stop and search individuals for offensive weapons or dangerous instruments.

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