Wednesday, 6 May 2009

The Met’s priorities

The streets of Greater London are packed with drivers chatting into handheld mobile phones, unlawfully obstructing Advanced Stop Lines for cyclists, breaking the speed limit, and jumping red lights, all activities which attract the bare minimum of police attention (and in the case of ASLs, none whatsoever).


Somebody in London is stopped and searched every three minutes, according to new figures obtained by BBC London. The Metropolitan Police used section 44 of the Terrorism Act more than 170,000 times in 2008 to stop people in London.

Even though it has never caught a terrorist