Kam Gill is a policy officer at the Trades Union Congress. He has previously worked for the Electoral Commission and at the race equality think tank The Runnymede Trust. He also works with the police monitoring coalition StopWatch.
Published in: openDemocracyUKStop and search doesn't solve knife crime, so why not try something new?
Stop and Search is to modern policing what bloodletting was to ancient medicine - ineffective, but clung to.