Do not resist stop-and-search in special zones, lawyer says

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Attorney-at-law, Linton Gordon is urging citizens not to resist being stopped and searched in areas designated as Zones of Special Operations. The Zones of Special Operation Act is expected to come into effect in short order as a means of addressing the country's crime problems.

Gordon says any attempt to resist being searched, will be in breach of the new law when it comes into effect. Gordon emphasizes that it's important to note that certain constitutional rights which give protection from entry without warrant will be suspended.

He adds that the security forces can use force to enter premises where any effort is being made to resist them in these zones.

Meanwhile Mr. Gordon says the provisions under the new law, open the door for the rights of residents to be abused.