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police power

The constitutional power of the state to abrogate certain individual rights for the common good (e.g., to institutionalise a mentally ill person to prevent harm to self or others).
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The statement indicated three areas that encompass HRW's main concerns: Increased police powers without appropriate safeguards, increased powers for provincial governors and deputy governors to direct police investigations, and increased penalties against protesters.
My objections are both philosophical and practical,'' Chief Gemme said Thursday in explaining his reluctance to open up the city to the full police powers of outside municipalities.
Thus, the Court of Appeal was not using the test as a means of developing new police powers.
narrowly than the police power is conceived in all other legal contexts.
In addition to these police powers the PCSOs will also have all the powers of traffic wardens and the power to issue fixed penalty notices.
I see this as an abuse of police power and an infringement of civil liberties.
Chief Superintendent Neil Mackay, head of operations with Northumbria Police, said: "We are training PCSOs to be air observers to observe what is going on from the helicopter, a role which does not require police powers.
On 17 May, The Daily Telegraph headline was 'Fortress Sydney: Police State Powers To Be Enforced During APEC', with its discretionary police powers and its 'secret list' of activists who may be arrested and jailed if found in their 'restricted area'.
The Lib Dems said the lack of police powers or the incorporation of transport police made it "border force lite".
With the variety of ways in which the word "police" can be defined in mind, and the number of contexts in which it can be applied, contributors describe how the power and science of policing have changed in light of recent US action, how the new science of policing has been influenced by theory, theories of the state in spiritual and earthly policing in early modern Europe, police powers from a postcolonial perspective, police power and criminal law, traffic policing as a civilizing process, military intervention as a form of policing, international police and locating the idea of policing within genealogies, discourses, locales and principles.
Now Mr Hogan-Howe hopes to give police powers to individuals from outside the force to try to make the region's streets safer.
LAWA said that by approving the measure the assembly rejected arguments suggesting the upgrading of police powers would create confusion or was unnecessary.

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