Council officials face investigation over Bijan Ebrahimi case – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2018 in local government, news, police, racism by sally

‘Council officials will face an investigation over failings in the case of an Iranian refugee who was murdered by a vigilante after years of abuse.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2018

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Man Utd fan jailed for unprovoked racist attack on Raheem Sterling – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 21st, 2017 in assault, hate crime, news, racism, sentencing by tracey

‘A convicted football hooligan has been jailed for a racist attack on Raheem Sterling that left the Manchester City and England forward in a state of “complete shock”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2017

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Three judges sue Ministry of Justice for race discrimination – The Guardian

‘Three judges from black and Asian backgrounds are suing the Ministry of Justice for race discrimination and victimisation, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 19th December 2017

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‘Race bias’ in justice system: Government to unveil action – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2017 in criminal justice, diversity, equality, judiciary, news, racism, reports by sally

‘The justice secretary has pledged to implement a “key principle” of “change or explain” when racial discrimination is found in the justice system.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2017

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Bristol refugee murder review accuses police of institutional racism – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2017 in murder, news, police, racism, refugees, reports by sally

‘The family of an Iranian refugee murdered by a vigilante after years of abuse have expressed relief that an independent review has vindicated their campaign to expose institutional racism within a police force and council.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2017

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Ofsted accused of racism over hijab questioning in primary schools – The Guardian

Posted November 29th, 2017 in Islam, news, racism, religious discrimination, school children by sally

‘Ofsted’s recommendation for inspectors to question Muslim primary school girls if they are wearing a hijab has been condemned as “kneejerk, discriminatory and institutionally racist” by more than 1,000 teachers, academics and faith leaders.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2017

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Black or Muslim inmates twice as likely to have negative experiences in prison, report finds – The Independent

Posted October 19th, 2017 in equality, news, prisons, race discrimination, racism, reports by tracey

‘Black and Muslim prisoners are twice as likely to have negative experiences in jail than white inmates – with the figure nearly four times as high for black Muslims – new research has revealed.’

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The Independent, 19th October 2017

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Team investigating anti-MP crime deals with 102 complaints in first year – The Guardian

Posted September 14th, 2017 in complaints, crime, harassment, news, parliament, racism by tracey

‘A specialist police team set up to investigate crimes against MPs has dealt with 102 complaints in its first year of operation.’

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The Guardian, 14th September 2017

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White supremacist has jail sentence cut as court hears he was ‘not as racist as his Facebook friends’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 8th, 2017 in appeals, inciting racial hatred, internet, news, racism, sentencing by tracey

‘A white supremacist has had his prison sentence cut after the Court of Appeal heard he was not as racist as some of his Facebook friends. Lawrence Burns, 23, who wanted to protect an “advanced warrior race of white men and women,” was jailed for four years for stirring up racial hatred following a trial at Cambridge Crown Court late in 2016.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2017

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Police in Aberaeron investigate carnival float ‘considered racist’ – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2017 in artistic works, complaints, freedom of expression, news, racism, Wales by tracey

‘Police are investigating allegations of racism against a group of men who wore black face paint when they dressed as members of the Jamaican bobsleigh team for a carnival parade.’

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The Guardian, 30th August 2017

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Solicitor General: Asian gangs must be handed longer sentences for targeting white girls – Daily Telegraph

‘Judges must give longer sentences to Asian Muslim grooming gangs who abuse white teenage girls when there is evidence of racism, the Government’s senior legal advisor has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th August 2017

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Newcastle sex ring victims suffered ‘profoundly racist crime’, says former CPS chief – The Independent

Posted August 11th, 2017 in child abuse, drug abuse, news, racism, sexual grooming by tracey

‘Britain must confront the scourge of “profoundly racist” crime exemplified by the Operation Shelter grooming case, a former head of the Crown Prosecution Service has said.’

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The Independent, 10th August 2017

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Police and prosecutors ‘failing to protect British Jews from hate crime’, new data suggests – The Independent

‘Police and prosecutors have been accused of betraying British Jews by failing to crack down on anti-Semitic crime. New research suggests suspected hate offences targeting Jewish victims surged for the third consecutive year in 2016, reaching the worst level on record.’

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The Independent, 15th July 2017

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Viscount who offered money for killing of Brexit campaigner Gina Miller jailed for 12 weeks – The Independent

Posted July 14th, 2017 in internet, news, racism, sentencing, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘A viscount who offered money to people who killed a Brexit campaigner has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 13th July 2017

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Burger van owner prosecuted after going on anti-Islamic rant and refusing to serve a sausage sandwich – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 12th, 2017 in fines, hate crime, Islam, news, racism, religiously aggravated offences by sally

‘A burger van owner has been prosecuted after he refused to serve a sausage sandwich to a customer who argued against his anti-Islamic views.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th July 2017

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Aristocrat faces jail after being menacing and racist about Gina Miller – The Guardian

Posted July 12th, 2017 in internet, news, racism, threatening behaviour by sally

‘A viscount who offered money on Facebook for anyone to run over and kill anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller is facing jail after being convicted of sending menacing messages.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2017

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Peter Scotter jailed over Sunderland niqab attack – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2017 in assault, hate crime, news, racism, sentencing by sally

‘A man who pulled a niqab off a woman’s face and called her a “stupid” Muslim has been jailed for 15 months.’

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BBC News, 3rd July 2017

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Man jailed for hitting Muslim woman in the face with bacon – The Independent

‘A man who abused two Muslim women before striking one of them in the face with a packet of bacon has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 30th June 2017

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Number of far-right extremists flagged to Government terror unit soars 30% in a year – The Independent

‘The number of suspected far-right extremists referred to the Government’s key anti-terror programme soared by 30 per cent in the past year, The Independent has learnt.’

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The Independent, 19th June 2017

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Anti-Muslim hate crimes increase fivefold since London Bridge attacks – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2017 in hate crime, Islam, London, news, racism, terrorism by sally

‘The London Bridge attacks have triggered a big spike in hate crimes with a significant amount of them being attacks in the street directed at British Muslims.’

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The Guardian, 7th June 2017

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