London's cops use their anti-terrorism powers to stop and search someone every three minutes, all day and all night. That's a lot of potential terrorists! I'm sure glad they've all been made to turn out their pockets and surrender their dignity. That'll show 'em! Stupid suicide bombers.
The Metropolitan Police used section 44 of the Terrorism Act more than 170,000 times in 2008 to stop people in London.
That compares to almost 72,000 anti-terror stop and searches carried out in the previous year.
Of all the stops last year, only 65 led to arrests for terror offences, a success rate of just 0.035%.
Note, they don't say that there were 65 convictions
, or even 65 sustained charges
, just 65 arrests
. My guess is that the number of convictions in this case is approximately zero. Which would be a success rate of 0.000%.
Capital sees rise in terror stops
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