Mental health racial bias in England and Wales is ‘inexcusable’, says report – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2023 in bills, detention, medical treatment, mental health, minorities, news by tracey

‘Ministers must use legislation to address an “unacceptable and inexcusable” failure to address racial disparity in the use of the Mental Health Act, MPs and peers have said.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2023

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What Is The Mental Health Bill? – Each Other

Posted December 6th, 2022 in bills, detention, mental health, minorities, news, select committees by sally

‘The government is publishing a draft Mental Health Bill for pre-legislative scrutiny, to modernise the Mental Health Act (MHA) for the 21st century. While the draft Bill has been welcomed by many, there must be more detail and direction on how the new legislation will be implemented at ground level.’

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Each Other, 6th December 2022

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Black Londoners three times more likely to be stopped than white – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2022 in London, minorities, news, police, statistics, stop and search by sally

‘Black Londoners are still three times more likely to be stopped and searched than white Londoners, latest figures from the London mayor’s office show.’

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BBC News, 5th December 2022

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Met pays out to black brothers searched and handcuffed outside home – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2022 in compensation, complaints, London, minorities, news, police, stop and search by sally

‘The Metropolitan police has settled a complaint by black brothers who were stopped, searched and handcuffed outside their family home.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2022

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Law Society calls for Mental Health Act reform to be prioritised after data shows disproportionate impact on Black British people – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Law Society has said that reforming the Mental Health Act “must be a priority for the government” after annual statistics on the Mental Health Act have revealed that Black British people are still disproportionately affected in terms of detention and treatment compared to white people.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st November 2022

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In Britain, a jail sentence is often a death sentence. What’s going on in our prisons? – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2022 in criminal justice, death in custody, minorities, news, prisons by sally

‘Last year, 371 people died behind closed doors. We want justice for them – and an end to a cruel, complacent system.’

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The Guardian, 30th October

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Black judges will be under-represented in judiciary until 2149, says Law Society – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2022 in diversity, judiciary, minorities, news, statistics by sally

‘It will take more than 125 years before Black people are properly represented within the England and Wales judiciary at the current rate of progress, the Law Society has found.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2022

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Watchdog facing legal action over death of Black man tasered on Chelsea Bridge – The Independent

Posted October 18th, 2022 in judicial review, mental health, minorities, news, police, weapons by sally

‘The family of a vulnerable Black man who died after being tasered by police and then jumping from Chelsea Bridge have threatened to sue the police watchdog.’

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The Independent, 18th October 2022

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Inquiry after Black child mauled by police dog while being detained by armed officers – The Independent

Posted October 18th, 2022 in children, dogs, inquiries, minorities, news, police by sally

‘The police watchdog is investigating after a Black child was mauled by a police dog as he was detained by armed officers.’

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The Independent, 17th October 2022

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Met Police forced to pay £6,000 after unlawful search and handcuffing of mixed-race boy – The Independent

Posted October 13th, 2022 in compensation, London, minorities, news, police, stop and search, young persons by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police has been forced to apologise and pay £6,000 to the family of a mixed-race boy who was unlawfully searched and handcuffed, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 12th October 2022

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Dalian Atkinson’s family condemns justice system for six-year delay – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2022 in bereavement, delay, families, homicide, minorities, news, police, prosecutions by sally

‘Dalian Atkinson’s family have criticised police for taking the life of their loved one and condemned the justice system for taking six years to complete criminal trials of officers involved.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2022

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BSB to use “marginalised by race” as way to describe minority groups – Legal Futures

Posted September 15th, 2022 in barristers, legal language, minorities, news by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is to encourage those it regulates to use terms like “racially minoritised” and “marginalised by race” if they have to use collective language to describe ethnicity.’

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Legal Futures, 15th September 2022

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Met police suspend officer involved in fatal shooting of Chris Kaba – The Guardian

Posted September 13th, 2022 in disciplinary procedures, firearms, homicide, London, minorities, news, police by tracey

‘The Metropolitan police officer who fired the shot that killed 24-year-old Chris Kaba has been suspended from frontline duties, the Metropolitan police have confirmed in a statement.’

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The Guardian, 12th September 2022

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Black people in England and Wales twice as likely to be fined for breaking lockdown rules – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2022 in coronavirus, fines, minorities, news, police, regulations, statistics by sally

‘Black and Asian people were more likely than white people to be given fines for breaking Covid-19 lockdown rules, police figures for England and Wales suggest.’

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The Guardian, 17th August 2022

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UK policing and border control infiltrated by war mentality, says report – The Guardian

‘Policing, border control and surveillance have become increasingly militarised in the UK and infiltrated by a “war mentality”, according to a report.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2022

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UK data watchdog investigates whether AI systems show racial bias – The Guardian

‘The UK data watchdog is to investigate whether artificial intelligence systems are showing racial bias when dealing with job applications.’

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The Guardian, 14th July 2022

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‘They saw me as calculating, not a child’: how adultification leads to black children being treated as criminals – The Guardian

‘The police strip-search at school of Child Q caused outrage. But experts say it is just one example of how black children are perceived as more mature – and culpable – than white peers.’

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The Guardian, 5th July 2022

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Everyone in – Lambeth lacking a policy – Nearly Legal

‘While in some ways this is a decision on an historic context (hopefully), there is a lot in this judgment on local authority approaches to housing in a public health emergency to consider.’

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Nearly Legal, 26th June 2022

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‘Guilty as charged’: top UK officer urges police chiefs to admit institutional racism – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2022 in minorities, news, police, racism by sally

‘One of Britain’s most senior officers has called on chiefs to admit that institutional racism blights policing, declaring “we are guilty as charged”, and blaming failures on the leadership of law enforcement.’

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The Guardian, 25th May 2022

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Number of children in custody in England and Wales set to double by 2024 – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2022 in imprisonment, minorities, news, reports, statistics, young offenders by sally

‘The number of children in custody in England and Wales is expected to double by 2024, according to a report by Whitehall’s public spending watchdog, which also highlights that black and minority ethnic children are increasingly over-represented in the youth justice system.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2022

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