SPVM hangs onto street checks

The SPVM has unveiled its new policy on street checks. The five reasons given here suggest cops will still have considerable latitude. To prevent a crime, to collect information, to identify someone they’re looking for, suggests a wide range of possible excuses. The SPVM has ruled out banning the checks generally.

Every time they try to change their ways, the SPVM gets back to relying on the judgement of individual cops, and look where this has brought us.