Submitted by Moya Lothian-McLean on Friday 12th March 2021
Published on Wednesday 17th March 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Friday 17th September 2021
Current Signatures: 4,669
(count is updated approximately hourly)
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Do not pass the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
This proposed legislation seeks to permanently limit civil liberties. It will severely restrain the right of the public to protest while expanding police powers to take action against members of the GRT & Black communities disproportionately affected by new trespass laws and stop and search tactics.
The government have already used the pandemic to crack down on civil liberties and police misuse of power has seen hundreds of prosecutions under the Coronavirus Act thrown out. They cannot be allowed to make such misused legislation permanent, resulting in further miscarriages of justice, constraints on the rights of citizens and time wasting in our already stretched criminal justice system.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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