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sus laws

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suss laws

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(Law) slang Brit laws authorizing the arrest and punishment of suspected persons frequenting, or loitering in, public places with criminal intent. In England, the sus law formed part of the Vagrancy Act of 1824, repealed in 1981
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There was 50% unemployment and odious SUS laws allowing white police to beat up black youths for fun.
Hands up also those who remember the infamous sus laws.
SUS Laws are the informal name for a stop and search technique that allowed police officers to act on suspicion alone.
But it is likely to provoke uproar in black and Asian communities who fear they will be targeted - similar sus laws sparked riots in the 70s and 80s.
In all, 878,153 people were dealt with by sus laws, up three per cent.
However, around 30 backbench Labour MPs will defy the party leadership and vote against the bill saying it is "a return to the sus laws by the back door".