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Half of all black men on DNA database by 2010

Liberal Democrat Leader Ming Campbell today raised concerns over the fact that over half of all British black men will soon have their information held on the DNA database.
Ming Campbell said the Government’s insistence on keeping people’s records on a …

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Police have been turned into bureau cops

Research conducted by the Liberal Democrats has revealed that the police spent a total of 56 million hours filling in paperwork last year. In a keynote speech to the Police Federation, Liberal Democrat Leader Menzies Campbell said:
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Police forced to look after over 20,000 prisoners instead of catching criminals

To coincide with the Police Federation conference, the Liberal Democrats today released research showing that prison overcrowding has resulted in 20,000 prisoners being held in police cells in the last year at a cost of £2.6 million per month.
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Campbell: 7/7 public inquiry needed after revelations

A full inquiry into the 7th July bomb attacks should be held as soon as possible, Liberal Democrat Leader Ming Campbell said today.
Sir Menzies also questioned why the government briefed in the aftermath of the attacks that the bombers were …

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Campbell calls for an urgent review of stop and search

In a speech to Muslim community leaders at a Mosque in Birmingham today, Liberal Democrat Leader Menzies Campbell called for an urgent review of stop and search powers, stating that these powers are being overused and alienating minority communities.
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