UK Liberty

How effective is a secret deterrent?

Posted in law and order by ukliberty on February 12, 2008

Section 44 of the Terrorism Act – the power to stop and search people in a particular area – is supposed to be a deterrent to would-be terrorists.

But if our would-be terrorist has no idea s44 is in force in an area, how on earth can he be deterred?

SpyBlog requested information on s44 authorisations… the Home Office refused to provide the information (and for spurious reasons).

(sometimes we are told, but still…)

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