Man jailed over anti-Muslim Instagram posts alongside topless photos with gun – The Independent

‘A man who posed with a shotgun and urged people to “stand up” against Muslims has been jailed for four years.’

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The Independent, 23rd September 2019

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Peter Beardsley barred from football for seven months over racist language – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, news, racism, sport by sally

‘The former England striker Peter Beardsley has been banned from football for 32 weeks after being found guilty of three charges of racially abusing black players while coach of the Newcastle under-23 team.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2019

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Paratroopers win Colchester barracks racial harassment claim – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2019 in armed forces, employment tribunals, equality, harassment, news, race discrimination, racism by tracey

‘Two former British army soldiers have won a racial discrimination claim against the Ministry of Defence (MoD).’

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BBC News, 16th September 2019

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Peter Herbert becomes first judge to sue MoJ over race discrimination – The Guardian

‘A prominent judge has told an employment tribunal that race discrimination is a “significant problem” in the judiciary that it is causing “deep distress” to black and minority ethnic lawyers. Peter Herbert, the chair of the Society of Black Lawyers who sits as a crown court recorder and an immigration judge, is suing the Ministry of Justice for race discrimination after he was disciplined for a speech he gave in 2015.’

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The Guardian, 12th September 2019

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Woman jailed for punching Muslim woman and ripping her hijab off – The Independent

Posted September 11th, 2019 in alcohol abuse, assault, hate crime, Islam, news, police, racism, sentencing, suspended sentences, taxis by tracey

‘A care assistant has been jailed for 20 months after attacking two shoppers and ripping one’s hijab off.’

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The Independent, 10th September 2019

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Vincent Fuller: White supremacist jailed for launching far-right terror attack a day after Christchurch shootings – The Independent

Posted September 11th, 2019 in assault, attempted murder, hate crime, Islam, news, offensive weapons, racism, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A far-right terrorist who tried to kill Muslims in a rampage the day after the Christchurch attack has been jailed for more than 18 years.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2019

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White supremacist who sent fake anthrax to Queen jailed for 12 years – The Guardian

‘A white supremacist who triggered a full-scale security alert after sending fake anthrax to the Queen with a threatening note saying “the clowns r coming 4 you” has been jailed for 12 and a half years.’

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2019

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Cardiff man found guilty of posting anti-Muslim messages – BBC News

Posted August 30th, 2019 in inciting racial hatred, inciting religious hatred, internet, Islam, news, racism by sally

‘A man who shared photos of himself with a gun alongside anti-Muslim messages has been found guilty of stirring up religious and racial hatred.’

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BBC News, 29th August 2019

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Facebook postings and vicarious liability of employers – Local Government Lawyer

‘Charles Pigott examines an Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling that racially offensive Facebook posting was not done in the course of employment.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th August 2019

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Courts to get anti-knife crime powers with Asbo-style orders for children as young as 12 – The Independent

‘Courts will be given extra powers to impose rules and curfews on anyone aged 12 or over who may be carrying a knife, the Home Office has announced. The Asbo-style powers, called knife crime prevention orders (KCPOs), are civil orders that can be imposed on people who the courts believe pose a threat to the public through the use of a bladed weapon. The powers will be introduced as part of the Offensive Weapons Act, which is attempting to tackle knife crime and serious violence.’

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The Independent, 18th August 2019

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Passing the Brief: Martha Cover interviews Marcia Willis Stewart QC – Counsel

Posted August 9th, 2019 in barristers, inquests, news, racism, sex discrimination, sport by tracey

‘Martha Cover interviews the celebrated civil rights lawyer Marcia Willis Stewart QC whose egalitarian spirit pervades all her cases.’

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Counsel, August 2019

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Chelsea apology over ex-chief scout Eddie Heath’s ‘unchallenged’ sex abuse – BBC News

‘Young Chelsea players were targeted for years by a “prolific and manipulative sexual abuser” who was able to operate “unchallenged”, says a damning report.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2019

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Millwall fined and forced to accept 12 point action plan as punishment for racist chanting in FA Cup match – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 2nd, 2019 in fines, news, racism, sport by tracey

‘Millwall were forced to accept a 12 point action plan for beating discrimination on the terraces on Thursday after being hit with a £10,000 fine for racist chanting against Everton in the FA Cup last season.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st August 2019

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Neo-Nazi Daniel Ward who called for race war jailed – BBC News

A “fanatical” neo-Nazi who called for a race war has been jailed for three years for belonging to the banned far-right group National Action.

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BBC News, 19th July 2019

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Stephen Lawrence murder: ex-detective cleared of corruption – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2019 in corruption, murder, news, police, racism by sally

‘Stephen Lawrence’s best friend has said a multimillion-pound investigation into fears the murdered schoolboy’s killers were shielded by corruption has collapsed.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2019

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Former paratroopers sue army over ‘years of racism from soldiers’ – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2019 in armed forces, employment tribunals, news, race discrimination, racism by sally

‘A black former paratrooper has said he and a colleague had to endure years of racism in his army unit, with fellow soldiers decorating the barracks they shared with Nazi flags and pictures of Adolf Hitler.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2019

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Minstrel singer Brian Davies wins race case appeal – BBC News

Posted May 30th, 2019 in appeals, harassment, news, racism by tracey

‘A man who dressed as a black and white minstrel and directed a “racist” song at a black colleague has had his racial harassment conviction quashed.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2019

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Children whitening skin to avoid racial hate crime, charity finds – The Guardian

Posted May 30th, 2019 in charities, children, hate crime, news, racism, statistics by tracey

‘The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) said racial abuse and bullying of children had risen by one-fifth since 2015-16 to more than 10,000 incidents recorded by police last year.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2019

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Equality body launches investigation of Labour antisemitism claims – The Guardian

‘Labour has been placed under formal investigation by the equalities watchdog over whether the party has unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised people because they are Jewish. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said it was launching an official inquiry under section 20 of the Equality Act 2006 after carrying out preliminary investigations since March.’

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The Guardian, 28th May 2019

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Man jailed for painting racist graffiti on family’s Salford home – The Guardian

Posted May 17th, 2019 in hate crime, news, racism, sentencing by sally

‘A man who daubed “no blacks” on the front door of the home of a Salford man and his 10-year-old son has been jailed for 12 months.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2019

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