Stop and search: it does matter if you’re black or white – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted September 20th, 2013 in drug abuse, drug offences, news, race discrimination, reports, stop and search by sally

“A troubling report co-authored by the London School of Economics and Release was published this week and shows that drug policing is the predominant purpose in the use of stop and search with black people stopped and searched for drugs at 6.3 times the rate of white people. In addition, black people are more likely to receive a harsher police response for possession of drugs.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 19th September 2013