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Not white enough by x 30

23 Jan

Takes you back to the ‘Sus Law’ before the riots in the 70s and the 80s.

From: http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2012/jan/14/stop-search-racial-profiling-police

Stop and search ‘racial profiling’ by police on the increase, claims study

Black people are 30 times more likely than white people to be stopped and searched by police in England and Wales, according to new analysis which reveals that “racial profiling” has increased over the past year. …

On Friday, the IPCC conceded that stop and searches that yield no arrest were antagonistic and “highly intrusive”. A legal challenge that will ask the high court to rule section 60 “incompatible” with the European convention on human rights is under way. The case centres on a 37-year-old woman who claims she was targeted because she was black. Michael Oswald of Bhatt Murphy solicitors said there was clear statistical evidence that section 60 was being used in a discriminatory manner. He added: “There are not sufficient safeguards to ensure that the interference with individuals’ personal integrity and liberty that such searches entail is proportionate and in accordance with the law.”.

 

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One response to “Not white enough by x 30

  1. Budvar

    2012-01-23 at 11:25

    As I posted on another blog, If a stabbing occurred over the weekend by someone described as a “Balding, white, middle-aged, four-eyed fat bloke in a combat jacket” and get a tug from the local plod as I fit the description given to a “T”. It isn’t because “They is racist” or “Its coz I iz white, innit”.

    Someone gets stabbed and the description is “Black male, slim build in early 20s, wearing a hoodie, trackie bottoms and trainers, the only possible reason that demographic is pulled is because “Five-oh iz racist” and “Its cos I iz black”.

     

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