A-G wants to radically increase police searches

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 17, 2012 19:50

 
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Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein on Thursday tried to push forward a new initiative which would radically increase police power to search people both above and under their clothing to cases even without any concrete suspicion.

Weinstein publicized his support for the proposed bill in a letter to Yisrael Beytenu MK and Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee chair David Rotem.

Under the current law, which is similar in many democracies, police generally can only search people if they have at least a reasonable suspicion that the person is committing or will be committing a crime.

The proposed law could fundamentally alter the balance of police power visa vise citizens privacy rights.

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