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Have you been "stopped and searched"? does it happen all the time, Why?

Are you

63% (55) Male
36% (32) Female

87 voters have answered this question.

How old are you?

8% (7) <12
14% (13) 13-15
42% (37) 16-20
16% (14) 20-30
2% (2) 30-40
6% (6) 40-50
9% (8) 50+

87 voters have answered this question.

where do u live

10% (7) uk
69% (45) usa
4% (3) canada
0% (0) australia
12% (8) europe
1% (1) asia
0% (0) africa
1% (1) other

65 voters have answered this question.

How would u describe your race?

4% (4) Black (Afro-Carribean, African American, African etc)
81% (71) White (caucasian)
0% (0) Asian (indian/pakistani etc)
1% (1) Oriental (Chinese japanese etc)
1% (1) Arab
5% (5) Mixed race
5% (5) Other (Please say what it is so i can add it 2 the list)

87 voters have answered this question.

Have u been stopped by the police 4 a search?

7% (5) No (please do not answer the rest of the poll)
23% (15) once
12% (8) twice
29% (19) more than twice
27% (18) more than 5 times

65 voters have answered this question.

Why did they say they searched you?

41% (25) where u were
45% (27) time of day
23% (14) what u were wearing
23% (14) something u did
13% (8) cos u have a criminal record
26% (16) part of a crackdown on something
8% (5) other (what?)

60 voters have answered this question.

Why do u think u were searched?

55% (33) the reason u were told
8% (5) race
15% (9) sex
23% (14) ur clothes
3% (2) ur piercings
15% (9) cos they knew u
11% (7) other

60 voters have answered this question.

were u doing / carrying nething illegal?

26% (16) yes
73% (44) no

60 voters have answered this question.

if so what?

42% (8) drugs
5% (1) weapons
15% (3) stolen goods
15% (3) keys 2 stolen car
42% (8) booze (u were underage)
21% (4) other

19 voters have answered this question.

do u feel the police were right 2 search u?

57% (34) yes
42% (25) no

59 voters have answered this question.

do u feel the police are racist in deciding who 2 search

9% (6) yes
54% (33) no
36% (22) sometimes

61 voters have answered this question.

do u feel the police are sexist in deciding who 2 search

16% (10) yes
57% (34) no
25% (15) sometimes

59 voters have answered this question.

do u think that police use age unfairly in deciding who 2 search

32% (20) yes
27% (17) no
39% (24) sometimes

61 voters have answered this question.

do u think there should be a time limit on how long after the last offence the police can use a criminal record as grounds 4 a search?

70% (41) yes
29% (17) no

58 voters have answered this question.

nething else u want 2 say about police searches?

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18 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2007-09-09 21:09:14 by just another care kid
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