Women’s groups seek end to UK courts’ powers to jail people for own protection – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2022 in criminal justice, equality, imprisonment, Ministry of Justice, news, racism, women by tracey

‘A coalition of women’s rights organisations has called on the UK government to abolish a law that gives courts the power to send people to prison for their own protection, as part of a 10-point plan to tackle inequalities in the criminal justice system.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2022

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Stephen Lawrence murder: Jamie Acourt ‘cannot repay £90k’ from drugs plot – BBC News

‘One of the men suspected of murdering Stephen Lawrence in a racist attack has said he cannot pay £90,000 he made from a £3m drugs plot.’

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BBC News, 18th 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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Man jailed for racist abuse at Manchester United FA Cup game – BBC News

Posted January 14th, 2022 in hate crime, imprisonment, news, racism, sentencing, sport by tracey

‘A man who racially abused staff and attacked two police officers during an FA Cup match has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th January 2022

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Racist online trolls banned from football stadiums by new law – Home Office

Posted January 13th, 2022 in internet, news, penalties, racism, sport by tracey

‘Vile racist language and other online abuse connected to football could see offenders banned from attending matches in England and Wales for up to 10 years.’

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Home Office, 12th January 2022

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DPP Max Hill on how we’re taking action against racist and homophobic football chants – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 13th, 2022 in Crown Prosecution Service, hate crime, homosexuality, news, prosecutions, racism, sport by tracey

‘The beauty of football is that anyone can play. All you need is a ball, some friends, and a goal. Fans can unite anywhere in the world with a shared love of a club, country or just the game itself. It is perhaps the most inclusive sport. This weekend saw the FA Cup back in action – a competition which encapsulates the simplicity of the game and pits Premier League giants against relative minnows. But for 90 minutes, it is a level playing field and we often see upsets, none felt more keenly by myself as a lifelong Newcastle United fan with defeat to League One’s Cambridge United. Unfortunately, we also saw the return of reports of racist and or homophobic chanting during at least three cup ties: Crystal Palace vs Millwall, Spurs vs Chelsea and Reading v Cardiff City. This disgusting behaviour will never be tolerated by those who truly love the game, and by most of society.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th January 2022

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‘Trove of racial hatred’ exposed by investigation into online platforms – The Independent

Posted January 12th, 2022 in duty of care, hate crime, internet, news, racism, statistics by tracey

‘Tech giants have come under fresh fire after an investigation exposed hundreds of thousands of hate profiles online.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2022

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Woman who racially abused pub doorman on Birmingham night out jailed – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2021 in assault, guilty pleas, news, racism, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman who racially abused and assaulted a pub doorman has been jailed for 14 weeks.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2021

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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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Law firm ordered to pay £1,000 for employee’s “racist” comment – Legal Futures

‘A law firm employee has been awarded damages of £1,000 after a colleague targeted him with a discriminatory comment based on his Pakistani heritage.

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Legal Futures, 22nd November 2021

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Hamas to be declared terror group with supporters in UK facing 10 years in prison – The Independent

‘Priti Patel is to proscribe the political wing of Hamas as a terrorist organisation after denouncing it as “fundamentally and rabidly antisemitic”. Hamas’ military wing has been proscribed in the UK since 2001, but in an announcement on Friday the home secretary will say the entirety of the Palestinian group should now be banned.’

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The Independent, 19th 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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Racial discrimination on Northern Circuit “legitimised by silence” – Legal Futures

‘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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Landmark sickle cell disease inquiry finds evidence of racism in patient care – The Independent

Posted November 15th, 2021 in health, hospitals, inquiries, medical treatment, news, race discrimination, racism by tracey

‘Sickle cell patients are grappling with racism in the NHS that is placing their lives at risk, a groundbreaking parliamentary report has highlighted.’

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The Independent, 15th November 2021

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Police watchdog raises concern over ‘canteen culture’ WhatsApp groups where officers share racist and sexist messages – The Independent

‘A watchdog has issued a warning over police officers’ “unacceptable” use of WhatsApp to share sensitive operational information and discriminatory comments.’

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The Independent, 7th November 2021

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Chelsea fan jailed for antisemitic tweets aimed at Tottenham supporters – The Independent

‘A Chelsea fan who posted antisemitic and racist tweets aimed at Tottenham fans has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 6th November 2021

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Alleged extremist to face trial for law firm terror attack – Legal Futures

‘An alleged far-right extremist accused of attempting to launch a terror attack at a solicitors’ firm will stand trial next March, a judge decided last week.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd November 2021

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TikTok and Twitch face fines under new Ofcom rules – BBC News

‘Ofcom has laid out the measures it will require video-sharing platforms to take to better protect users.’

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BBC News, 6th October 2021

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‘Racist’ drug laws should be reformed, says former government adviser – The Independent

Posted October 1st, 2021 in drug offences, news, race discrimination, racism, statute law revision by tracey

‘Britain’s drug laws are racist and need to be overhauled, a former government adviser has said. Lord Simon Woolley, who used to lead the government’s race disparity unit, said the 50-year-old Misuse of Drugs Act should be reviewed, as it is a “tool of systemic racism”.’

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The Independent, 30th September 2021

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UK drug laws used as tool of systemic racism, says ex-No 10 adviser – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2021 in drug offences, minorities, news, racism by sally

‘Britain’s drug laws are racist and cause “high levels of mental health harm” among black people, a former No 10 race adviser has said.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2021

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