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Stop and search - reform or abolition?

Thursday 8 March
6.30pm New Theatre

A panel discussion on the issue of stop and search culminates the London School of Economics and Political Science's anti-racist week

It is presented by the LSE's Afro-Caribbean society, Law society and Movement For Justice society.

Speakers at the discussion are:

  • Marian Fitzgerald, former Home Office researcher and author of the Searches in London report
  • John Wadham, Director of Liberty
  • Alex Owolade, chair of Movement for Justice (MFJ)
  • Peter Herbert, chair of the Society of Black Lawyers and Vice Chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority

Alex Owolade from the MFJ says: 'With a general election coming, one of the central issues is crime. Powers given to police using stop and search have been seen as racist and an infringement of civil liberties, yet they are still in use'.

The topic of stop and search has proved controversial and the debate asks the question - 'reform or abolition?'

The lecture will be held at 6.30pm in the New Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London, WC2. The event is not ticketed, free and open to all.

Ends

Journalists are invited to attend this lecture.

Contact Narsha Agbewu-Lokko, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email pressoffice@lse.ac.uk| for further information or to confirm attendance.

06 March 2001

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