Police in England and Wales to get anti-racism training – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2022 in bias, equality, news, police, race discrimination, racism by sally

‘Police officers in England and Wales will be given mandatory anti-racism training under a new plan to tackle racism, discrimination and bias.’

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BBC News, 24th May 2022

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Legalising cannabis won’t tackle disproportionate policing outcomes for ethnic minorities, crime minister says – The Independent

‘Legalising cannabis won’t tackle disproportionate policing outcomes for ethnic minorities but the issue does need to be tackled, the crime minister says.’

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The Independent, 20th May 2022

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Home Secretary permanently lifts restrictions on police stop-and-search powers – The Independent

‘The Home Secretary is permanently lifting restrictions placed on police in the use of stop-and-search powers as part of the Government’s strategy to tackle violent crime.’

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The Independent, 16th May 2022

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Unequal impact of Covid should be part of UK inquiry, says chair – The Guardian

‘The chair of the UK Covid-19 public inquiry has urged the prime minister to significantly widen its scope to better examine the pandemic’s unequal impact on minority ethnic people, on children and on mental health.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2022

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‘It strips your humanity’: Civil servant wins six-figure sum over ‘insidious’ Ministry of Justice racism – The Independent

‘A former civil servant received a six-figure pay-out from the government over discrimination after she says was subjected to “insidious” racism during a 20-year battle with the Ministry of Justice.’

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The Independent, 8th May 2022

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Joint enterprise ruling has not led to fewer homicide charges, report finds – The Guardian

‘A landmark UK judgment that was expected to lead to a reduction in joint enterprise prosecutions and convictions for homicide has had no discernible effect, while the number of Black people convicted of murder under the controversial doctrine has risen, research suggests.’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2022

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Female black and Asian prisoners detail racism endured in landmark report – The Independent

Posted April 8th, 2022 in equality, news, prisons, race discrimination, racism, statistics, women by sally

‘Black and Asian women in prison are experiencing racial discrimination at the hands of staff members, a damning new report has found.’

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The Independent, 8th April 2022

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Liberty threatens to sue government over ‘racist’ joint enterprise law – The Guardian

‘The human rights group Liberty is threatening to sue the government and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) over the bitterly contested law of joint enterprise, arguing that it is discredited and racist in the way the authorities pursue it.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2022

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Case Comment: R (on the application of Z) v Hackney LBC [2020] UKSC 40 – UKSC Blog

‘The narrow result of this appeal is that, on the facts, it was proportionate and lawful for a charity to restrict the allocation of its housing stock to Orthodox Jewish families. However, in reaching that conclusion, Lord Sales, giving the leading judgment, made a number of points of wider importance.’

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UKSC Blog, 4th April 2022

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Child Q: Met Police changes strip-search policy in two London boroughs – BBC News

‘A strip-search of any child in two London boroughs will need approval from an inspector in the wake of the Child Q controversy, the Met Police says.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2022

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Black abuse campaigners get Valerie’s Law proposal heard – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2022 in domestic violence, murder, news, parliament, police, race discrimination, racism, victims by sally

‘Black domestic abuse campaigners say they have “made history” by getting their campaign for Valerie’s Law heard by the government for the first time.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2022

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Child Q: Black professionals urge education secretary to take action following strip-search – The Independent

‘The education secretary must take immediate action to tackle institutional racism within the education sector following the “dehumanising” strip-search of a black child in London, a collective of black professionals has demanded.’

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The Independent, 26th March 2022

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Met Police apologises for strip-search of Hackney schoolgirl – BBC News

‘A black schoolgirl was strip-searched by police after being wrongly suspected of carrying cannabis.’

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BBC News, 15th March 2022

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Breathing life into statistics: stories of racism within the criminal justice system – OUP Blog

‘You don’t need to look far to see how recent events have put the issue of racial inequality in the criminal justice system front and centre. The Black Lives Matter movement has brought the issue of institutional racism to the forefront of the public’s consciousness, kickstarting conversations and spurring communities into action to confront this inequality head on. This shift must be reflected in educational resources, and many textbooks in the field of criminology will be updated with statistics, news clippings, and quotes from prominent figures charged with reform in this area.’

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OUP Blog, 21st February 2022

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Great Ormond Street Hospital cleaners take legal action after ‘being paid less than white colleagues’ – The Independent

‘Dozens of ethnic minority cleaners are taking legal action against a world-leading children’s hospital having accused the organisation of denying them NHS contracts that would offer a higher wage as well as benefits such as overtime, sick pay, holiday pay and access to the NHS pension scheme.’

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The Independent, 27th January 2022

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CPS to review guidance on using drill music as evidence – BBC News

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is updating its guidance on the use of drill music as evidence in criminal trials.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2022

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Failure to prosecute over boy’s drowning in Welsh river ‘irrational’, court told – The Guardian

‘The decision not to prosecute a teenager accused of pushing a 13-year-old boy into a river was legally flawed and unreasonable or irrational, a court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2022

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Police need to be trained not to discriminate against black families in missing person cases, say experts – The Independent

Posted January 12th, 2022 in charities, equality, families, missing persons, news, race discrimination by tracey

‘Police forces responding to reports of missing people should implement training to address racial discrimination, a groundbreaking report has recommended. Missing People, a UK charity supporting missing people and their families, has released new guidance in response to disclosures of bias faced by families when reporting their loved one missing to the police, based upon months of research into disparities around the matter.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2022

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UK police chiefs consider public admission of institutional racism – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2021 in news, police, race discrimination, racism by tracey

‘Britain’s most senior police leaders are considering making a public admission that their forces are institutionally racist, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2021

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Incoming Bar chair: “I was wrong to be colour blind in approach to race” – Legal Futures

Posted December 8th, 2021 in barristers, diversity, equality, news, race discrimination by sally

‘The incoming chairman of the Bar Council said last night that he had been wrong to approach the issue of diversity at the Bar by trying to be “colour blind” and almost disregard it.’

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Legal Futures, 8th December 2021

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