Police Scotlands issuing of Order under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

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Earlier today, Police Scotland took an operational decision to restrict liberties & protection of some citizens of Scotland.

On 21/6/20 due to some civil unrest in recent weeks, a Police Officer took the decision to use powers made available to him by parliamentarians, which gives his officers the powers to stop & search any person they so wish within the Greater Glasgow area for the remainder of the day. It is important to note that officers will not require to have any suspicion or belief that you may be carrying weapons or in any other way breaking the law, they can simply select you at random & conduct the public search of your person, with it then recorded on Police computer systems

In the absence of independent oversight or scrutiny by elected representatives, I am concerned that such orders are not being used used reasonably & proportionally, and that their use is not compatible with human rights & civil liberty protections.

Done Suggested by: Michael Traill Upvoted: 05 Nov, '20 Comments: 2

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