UK Police Bill 1983/4 - info and links wanted

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Aug 23 2007 12:30
UK Police Bill 1983/4 - info and links wanted

Hi there

I'm thinking about writing a short piece about this (and the campaign against it) and wonderd if anyone had any decent articles or links?

I am assuming the Bill ended up being the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) 1984

It seems quite interesting from a historical perspective, the GLC apparently chucked 38 grand into the campaign against it. And thereby funded a reggae record by Ranking Ann entitled "Kill The Police Bill".

Plus some interesting parallels with current affairs (detention for 36 hours without access to family or lawyer in the 80s vs the consistent campaign for months and months detention for alleged terrorists etc)

Here is a link to a pdf of a GLC leaflet...