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Old 05-27-2012, 02:45 PM
Lust4Life Lust4Life is offline
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Originally Posted by Stanislaus View Post
Oh, for crying out loud.

From the Home Office:

So this is the guidelines issued to police in regard to how they carry out stop and search, with reference to their duty to record ethnicity among other things.

Here are the relevant paragraphs:

Bolding is mine.

Lust4Life's original claim was:

Para 4.12 above shows that the first part of this is false: police do not have to record everyone they speak to in the street. They do have to record everyone they search.

Para 5.1 and 5.3 above show that the second part of Lust4Life's claim is also false: the police have to monitor their stats so that they - and we - can be sure that where people of any ethnicity are being disproportionately subjected to Stop and Search then this has been done with good reason - but there is absolutely no requirement to keep the numbers even across all ethnicities.

At any rate, L4L can now refer to the appropriate regulations when asking his mate. Or, we could drop this hijack.
Good post, but we don't have a national police force, so there wouldn't actually be a national requirment .

But I'll shut up now, as you say this was a hijack.