British police call for new powers to combat terrorism

British police call for new powers to combat terrorism

[JURIST] After another four explosions in the UK Thursday [JURIST report], the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) [official website] in Britain immediately expressed the need for new and broader powers to deal with terrorism [press release], such as the ability to hold a terror suspect up to three months without charge. The ACPO's recommendations are even broader than the anti-terrorism proposals [JURIST report] that UK Home Office Minister Hazel Blears [official website] announced last week in the wake of the July 7 London bombing [JURIST report]. Reuters has more.