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7 one-year-olds subjected to police searches in last year

Steve
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7 one-year-olds subjected to police searches in last year

Yes you read that right although I assume probably junkies hiding drugs/ shoplifters are probably the ' real ' reason behind it? Roll eyes
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Now Assistant Chief Constable Wayne Mawson could be recalled to parliament and questioned on the shock evidence, which showed:
    In Dundee, five one-year-olds were searched. One baby of the same age was searched in each of Fife and Perth and Kinross.
    A 12-year old boy is around three times more likely to be searched than his 60-year-old grandad.
    A 12-year-old girl more likely to be searched than her 53-year-old aunt.
    An Angus 18-year-old boy is more than 13 times more likely to be searched than a girl the same age.
    In Dundee you are five times more likely to be stopped once you turn 13 than the year before.
    A total of 24 Travelling people were stopped in Fife, six in Angus, seven in Dundee and nine in Perth and Kinross.
    People with an ethnicity other than white UK or Ireland were stopped 16,262 times (around 4% of total).
    In Perth and Kinross, officers stopped 373 people per 10,000 population compared to 618 in Dundee, 276 in Fife and 238 in Angus.
Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes said: “People deserve to know why Police Scotland haven’t kept their word on scrapping this unregulated and illiberal position.

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/scotland/seven-one-year-olds-subjected-to-police-searches-in-last-y...
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Re: 7 one-year-olds subjected to police searches in last year

With babies I would assume this has to do with either hiding drugs or shoplifting items on them.
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Re: 7 one-year-olds subjected to police searches in last year

If Stewie Griffin is anything to go buy,  they might have weapons too...  Grin Wink