British Police prepares to use controversial bags to cover suspects

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Their application on any suspect will be recorded under “use of force.” That measure is controversial and many reactions occurred. “A spit hood is a primitive, cruel and degrading tool that inspires fear and anguish,” said Liberty director Martha Spurrier. They are considered too cruel and offending humans. “This is a primitive, cruel and degrading tool that inspires fear and anguish,” said Liberty director Martha Spurrier. On the other part, The Police Federation, however, thinks the measure is necessary to protect its rank-and-file officers. Human rights charity Amnesty International said in a statement: “Spit hoods can restrict breathing, create disorientation and can be dangerous and extremely distressing. Serious questions must be asked as to whether these restraints which have been criticized for breaching human rights guidelines should actually have a role in modern British policing.”

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