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As more young people die on London’s streets, it’s time to take drastic measures

Growing up, I hated stop and search—now, increasing its use could be a matter of life and death

By Hashi Mohamed  

People pay their respects at the scene in Link Street, Hackney, east London after a man in his 20s died after being stabbed this week. Photo: PA

This week I had a conversation with my sister about her youngest, a teenage boy. He’s calm and quiet, obedient and minds his own business. I am sure he will never get into trouble of his own volition. He has never had any issues with the police, and has never been suspended from school; never involved in the kind of scuffle…

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