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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Police watchdog: ethnic minorities need protection from unfair stop and search – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2022 in children, minorities, news, police, stop and search by sally

‘Police abuse of their stop and search powers is so serious that black people need “protecting” from stereotyping and racial biases, the police watchdog said, as it revealed allegations one child was stopped 60 times.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2022

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Inclusive Britain: government response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities – gov.uk publications

Posted March 17th, 2022 in equality, minorities, reports by tracey

‘Inclusive Britain is the government’s response to the report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.’

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gov.uk publications, 17th March 2022

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UK government to scrap ‘BAME’ in response to race inquiry – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2022 in education, equality, government departments, minorities, news, racism, reports by tracey

‘Response to Sewell inquiry also lays out plans for greater police scrutiny and a “model history curriculum.” ‘

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The Guardian, 16th March 2022

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Campaign seeks to recruit 4,000 lay magistrates in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2022 in coronavirus, criminal justice, delay, magistrates, minorities, news, recruitment by sally

‘Adults in England and Wales are being encouraged to apply online via “a revised, streamlined recruitment process” to become a lay magistrate, in an effort to tackle a backlog of criminal cases caused by the pandemic.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2022

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One of the only black female QCs in England and Wales calls for action on inequality – The Guardian

Posted January 6th, 2022 in barristers, diversity, equality, minorities, news, queen's counsel, women by sally

‘One of the only black female QCs in England and Wales has said the time has come for action and “no more talk” when it comes to tackling race inequality in the legal profession.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2022

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Racial discrimination on Northern Circuit “legitimised by silence” – Legal Futures

Posted November 16th, 2021 in barristers, diversity, equality, minorities, news, reports by sally

‘More than half of ethnic minority barristers on the Northern Circuit have experienced racial discrimination at the Bar, legitimised by the “silence and inaction” of others, research has found.’

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Legal Futures, 15th November 2021

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Black boy in stop and search ‘30 times’ accuses Met police of racist profiling – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2021 in children, complaints, minorities, news, police, racism, stop and search by sally

‘A 14-year-old black schoolboy has accused the Metropolitan police of racist targeting after claiming he has been stopped by police about 30 times in the last two years. He has not been charged with or convicted of any offence.’

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The Guardian, 15th November 2021

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Home Office sued over ‘racially disproportionate’ new stop and search rules – The Independent

Posted November 4th, 2021 in government departments, minorities, news, police, proportionality, stop and search by sally

‘Human rights groups are suing the Home Office over its decision to increase police stop and search powers, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 3rd November 2021

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SRA needs “radical rethink” to change disproportionate focus on BAME solicitors – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) needs to rethink its approach radically to tackle the “grimly entrenched” problem of ethnic minority solicitors being over-represented in its enforcement work, it is argued today.’

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Legal Futures, 21st October 2021

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Black candidates least likely to find a pupillage, research finds – Legal Futures

Posted October 5th, 2021 in minorities, news, pupillage, reports, statistics by sally

‘Candidates from Black backgrounds are much less likely than other candidates to secure a pupillage, a report from the Bar Council has found.’

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Legal Futures, 5th October 2021

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