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Meaning of "sus laws" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SUS LAWS

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUS LAWS

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Sus laws is a noun.
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WHAT DOES SUS LAWS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sus law

In England and Wales, the sus law was the informal name for a stop and search law that permitted a police officer to stop, search and potentially arrest people on suspicion of them being in breach of section 4 of the Vagrancy Act 1824.

Definition of sus laws in the English dictionary

The definition of sus laws in the dictionary is laws authorizing the arrest and punishment of suspected persons frequenting, or loitering in, public places with criminal intent. In England, the sus law formed part of the Vagrancy Act of 1824, repealed in 1981.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUS LAWS

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WORDS THAT END LIKE SUS LAWS

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Synonyms and antonyms of sus laws in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «sus laws» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUS LAWS

Find out the translation of sus laws to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sus laws from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sus laws» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

SUS法律
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

leyes del SUS
570 millions of speakers

English

sus laws
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

SUS कानूनों
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

قوانين سوس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

SUS законы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

leis do SUS
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সন্দেহজনক আইন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lois sus
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Undang-undang sus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sus Gesetze
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

SUSの法律
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

SUS 법
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sus law
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

luật sus
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சந்தா சட்டங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सश कायदे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Sus yasaları
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

leggi sus
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ustawy sus
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

SUS закони
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

legile Sus
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

sus νόμους
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sus wette
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sus lagar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sus lover
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sus laws

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUS LAWS»

The term «sus laws» is barely ever used and occupies the 209.462 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUS LAWS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sus laws

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUS LAWS»

Discover the use of sus laws in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sus laws and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sus
Set on the eve of the Thatcher victory, this new editionof Keeffe's classic, harrowingplay coincides with the general election of 2010 and asks what's changed.
Barrie Keeffe, 2010
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Black Atlantic Politics: Dilemmas of Political Empowerment ...
Hard policing tactics involved the liberal use of 'sus' laws to arrest individuals on suspicion of loitering with intent to commit an arrestable offense. Criminal procedures associated with 'sus' arrests made this device particularly offensive to Black ...
William E. Nelson, 2000
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Corruptions of Empire: Life Studies & the Reagan Era
The police were, in addition, equipped with laws that aroused enormous resentment and hatred in the black community, known as the 'Sus' laws. Section 4 of the Vagrancy Act of 1824 permitted a policeman to arrest anyone 'on suspicion of ...
Alexander Cockburn, 1988
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Modern British Playwriting: the 80s: Voices, Documents, New ...
The 'sus' laws were particularly loathed. Two white playwrights engaged with the anti-racist movement. Barrie Keeffe's Sus (May 1979, Soho Poly; Royal Court; community venues tour; Theatre Royal Stratford East) laid bare the iniquitous ...
Jane Milling, 2012
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Dwelling Places: Postwar Black British Writing
Sus laws made 'loitering', in effect, a criminal act.28 Within this context Railton Road, the symbolic centre of Brixton's black community and the riots of 1981, became a paradigmatic example of the territorialisation of street space. A key site of ...
James Procter, 2003
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The Pocket A-Z of Criminal Justice
Hence stop and search, i.e. the stopping and searching of someone in the street or some other public place, e.g. re drugs, weapons, stolen property, aka 'sus'. The sus laws have frequently been criticised for their discriminatory application by ...
Bryan Gibson, 2009
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Modern Britain
Black people were considered a problem, harassed by police making use of 'sus' laws,118 and the crime of mugging developed into shorthand for black crime. What is more, many black Britons were typically asked to 'go home to where you  ...
J.E. Mustad, U. Rahbek, J. Sevaldsen, O. Vadmand, 2012
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Black Youth in Crisis
... 'sus' laws, the committee were certainly challenging the unswerving support given for the offence by the police in their evidence and the earlier reforms proposed by the Home Office. The Commission for Racial Equality, in their submission ...
E. Cashmore, B. Troyna, 2013
9
Televising Democracies
Among the contentious issues tackled in that first year were the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the 'sus' laws and the Education Committee's unorthodox investigation into the future of the Promenade Concerts. In doing so they created media ...
Bob Franklin, 2013
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The New Home Office: An Introduction
The Counter‐ 9 The police have general powers to stop and search on reasonable suspicion (under the so‐called 'sus laws'), principally for drugs, weapons and stolen property. Of 10,948 'terrorism stops' in July 2007, the targets were 24% ...
Bryan Gibson, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUS LAWS»

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From Tottenham to Baltimore, policing crises have been sparked by …
The Brixton uprising was triggered by Operation Swamp 81, which saw the police employ ancient vagrancy legislation, called “sus laws” (suspected person) ... «CityMetric, May 15»
2
From Tottenham to Baltimore, policing crisis starts race to the bottom …
The Brixton uprising was triggered by Operation Swamp 81, which saw the police employ ancient vagrancy legislation, called “sus laws” (suspected person) ... «The Conversation UK, May 15»
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Pauline Black: 'You need new blood and new ways of looking at …
The Sus Laws allowed police to stop and search 'suspect' people, leading to accusations that the police were targeting minorities and using racial profiling, ... «Portsmouth News, Feb 15»
4
Law Q&A: Vagrancy in enclosed premises
Question In conversation with colleagues and a retired officer, the latter made reference to the long repealed “sus laws”, but the point was made that some ... «Police Oracle, Oct 14»
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Bad stop and search tactics alienating young people
He said: “Just like the sus laws of the 1970s and 80s, this power is still being used to justify racist stereotypes. We need at the very least, a moratorium on this ... «The Voice Online, Feb 14»
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Oxbridge hedonists and jobless rioters – sound familiar?
The Scarman Report was commissioned, Sus laws were repealed, PACE was introduced and the impact of mass unemployment was assessed. Like many other ... «The Independent, Jun 13»
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Brit Drama Critiquing Institutionalized Racism In The UK ("SUS
Sus couldn't be more topical, in light of recent racially-charged fatalities, and the ... The word Sus, by the way, is in reference to the British “Sus laws” which, ... «Indie Wire, Jan 12»
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Toxteth's toxic legacy: Liverpool is still feeling the impact of the …
"The SUS laws were just an excuse for the police to go out, stop anyone, give them a going over. All the time we were being picked up. That's why we never went ... «The Independent, Jun 11»
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Anti-Sus Soundsystems: An Interview With Dennis Bovell
In 1974 Bovell was imprisoned for six months as a consequence of the 'sus laws', the power granted to the police by the Vagrancy Act of 1824 to arrest people ... «The Quietus, Feb 11»
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Anger over return of 'Sus' laws that will let police target minorities
So-called 'Sus laws' were scrapped in the 1980s after the alleged targeting of black people by police led to race riots in London, Birmingham and Liverpool. «Daily Mail, Oct 10»

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