Met officers guilty of sharing offensive messages with Wayne Couzens – The Guardian

Posted September 22nd, 2022 in internet, London, malicious communications, news, police, racism, telecommunications by sally

‘A serving police officer and an ex-colleague have been warned there is a real possibility they will go to jail after being found guilty of sending grossly offensive misogynistic and racist messages in a WhatsApp group that included Sarah Everard’s killer.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2022

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Do Marginalised People Get The Same Level Of Free Speech As Others? – Each Other

‘Article 10 and Article 11 of the Human Rights Act (HRA) state that everyone has the right to freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. However, this does not always hold true for marginalised groups.’

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Each Other, 21st September 2022

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Chris Kaba: Police shooting of unarmed man treated as homicide – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2022 in criminal justice, firearms, homicide, news, police, professional conduct, racism by tracey

‘A criminal investigation is under way after the police watchdog said it would investigate the shooting of an unarmed black man as a homicide.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2022

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IOPC rules out inquiry into armed police stop of Ricardo dos Santos – The Guardian

‘The police watchdog has ruled out an investigation into the Metropolitan police’s treatment of an athlete who was pulled over in his car by seven armed officers.’

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The Guardian, 25th August 2022

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Met police take ex-officer who made claims of sexism and racism to court – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police is taking a former senior officer to court, claiming her allegations of racism and sexism broke an agreement meant to gag her from speaking out, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2022

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Reading man fined over racist Euro 2020 Facebook post – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2022 in fines, internet, news, racism, suspended sentences by sally

‘A man who created a racist Facebook post about the England footballers who missed penalties at Euro 2020 has been given a suspended prison sentence.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2022

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Police racial bias played role in UK Covid fines regime, says report – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2022 in bias, coronavirus, equality, fines, news, police, race discrimination, racism by tracey

‘Bias in policing at least partly explains why minority ethnic people were more likely to receive fines for Covid breaches than their white counterparts, research says.’

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The Guardian, 5th August 2022

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Fulbourn Hospital: CQC not told about alleged ward sex assault – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2022 in hospitals, mental health, news, ombudsmen, racism, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Care Quality Commission (CQC) was not informed about an alleged serious sexual assault on a ward at a Cambridgeshire psychiatric unit, it has been revealed. Records relating to the alleged incident at Fulbourn Hospital had also gone missing, a CQC report said.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2022

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Over 1,000 children in Telford were sexually exploited, inquiry finds – The Guardian

Posted July 13th, 2022 in child abuse, children, gangs, inquiries, news, racism, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘More than a thousand children in Telford were sexually exploited over decades amid the failure of authorities to investigate “emboldened offenders”, an independent inquiry into the scandal has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2022

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Dea-John Reid killing: I got no justice at trial, says mother – BBC News

‘The mother of a black teenager fatally stabbed by a white boy says if the roles were reversed her son “would have gone down for murder”.’

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BBC News, 6th 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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Three ex-officers banned from policing over racist, sexist WhatsApp chats – The Independent

Posted June 23rd, 2022 in disciplinary procedures, dismissal, internet, news, police, pornography, racism by sally

‘Two former police officers have been barred from working in the role again for their part in a WhatsApp group that shared bestiality porn and rape jokes.’

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The Independent, 22nd June 2022

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Black people in Merseyside twice as likely to be arrested – report – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2022 in equality, news, police, race discrimination, racism, statistics by tracey

‘Black people in Merseyside are twice as likely to face arrest than white people, a police report has revealed.’

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BBC News, 17th June 2022

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Ex-police officer jailed for 20 weeks over racist WhatsApp messages – The Guardian

‘A former police constable has been jailed for 20 weeks after sending a string of racist WhatsApp memes, including images that mocked the death of George Floyd.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2022

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Tribunals agree to “deterrent” sanctions for sexual and racial misconduct – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) and Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service (BTAS) have agreed to impose “deterrent” sanctions for sexual and racial misconduct and other forms of discrimination, bullying or harassment.’

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Legal Futures, 7 June 2022

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Windrush scandal: Government must publish report institutional racism, lawyer says – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2022 in citizenship, colonies, government departments, immigration, news, racism, reports by sally

‘A lawyer for Windrush victims says the government must publish a report which suggests institutional racism at the Home Office caused the scandal.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2022

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Windrush scandal caused by ‘30 years of racist immigration laws’ – report – The Guardian

‘The origins of the Windrush scandal lay in 30 years of racist immigration legislation designed to reduce the UK’s non-white population, according to a leaked government report.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 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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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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Laurence Fox denied first libel jury trial for a decade – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 20th, 2022 in bias, defamation, interpretation, judges, juries, news, racism, trials by sally

‘Actor and political activist Laurence Fox has failed in his bid for the first libel trial by jury in a decade over a social media spat between him and three public figures he called “paedophiles” on Twitter.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 18th May 2022

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