Metro: Police are searching white people under terror laws simply to provide ‘racial balance’ to statistics, it has been revealed.
They are targeting people they have no real reason to suspect to avoid being accused of prejudice, said terror law watchdog Lord Carlile.
But their tactic of ‘self-evidently unmerited searches’ was a waste of money, a breach of civil liberties and ‘almost certainly unlawful’, he added.
‘It is totally wrong for any person to be stopped in order to produce a racial balance in the statistics. There is ample anecdotal evidence that this is happening,’ he said.
Les mer Metro.co.uk