Sentence of white supremacist told to read classics referred to court of appeal – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2021 in appeals, attorney general, news, racism, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘The attorney general has referred the sentencing of a white supremacist who was ordered to read classic literature such as Pride and Prejudice to the court of appeal after agreeing with complaints it appeared unduly lenient.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2021

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Police watchdog probes case of Black man, 70, left in hospital after being stopped for faulty brake light – The Independent

Posted September 17th, 2021 in assault, news, ombudsmen, police, professional conduct, racism by tracey

‘An incident in which an elderly Black man needed hospital treatment for serious facial injuries after being stopped by officers over a faulty brake light has been referred to the police watchdog.’

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The Independent, 17th September 2021

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Cheshire man sentenced for racist abuse of England players – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A Cheshire man has been sentenced for posting racist abuse about England players on the night of the Euro finals in July.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th September 2021

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Declan Jones: Community welcomes jailing of former police officer following attacks on Black men – The Independent

‘Campaigners have welcomed the jailing of a police officer who assaulted two Black people – including a child – as a positive step towards justice.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2021

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Man sentenced over racist post after Euro 2020 final – The Guardian

Posted September 9th, 2021 in electronic monitoring, news, racism, sentencing, sport, suspended sentences by sally

‘A man has been given a 14-week suspended sentence and must wear an electronic tag for 40 weeks over a racist comment directed towards black England footballers after the team’s defeat in the Euro 2020 final in July.’

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The Guardian, 8th September 2021

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Ofcom accused of institutional racism over Dispatches Traveller episode – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2021 in codes of practice, complaints, media, news, racism, travellers by sally

‘The Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) community has accused Ofcom of institutional racism over a decision to clear a controversial Channel 4 documentary about Traveller crime.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2021

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Met officers sent bullying and offensive texts, panel finds – BBC News

Posted September 2nd, 2021 in bullying, complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, police, racism, telecommunications by sally

‘Two former Met officers would have been sacked due to bullying and offensive remarks had they still been serving, a disciplinary panel has found.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2021

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Runnymede Trust did not breach guidance over race report, watchdog finds – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2021 in charities, equality, judicial review, news, race discrimination, racism, reports by sally

‘A leading race equality thinktank did not breach charity guidance despite claims from Conservative MPs that it is pursuing a political agenda, a watchdog has found.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2021

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Police officer keeps job after sharing offensive George Floyd meme – The Guardian

‘A police officer who sent an offensive meme depicting the arrest of George Floyd to a WhatsApp group of colleagues has avoided losing his job.’

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The Guardian, August 2021

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UK academic sues university after losing role in critical race theory row – The Guardian

‘Aysha Khanom claims discrimination after Leeds Beckett accused her of using “racist language” in tweets.’

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The Guardian, 16th March 2021

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Priti Patel: Men jailed over racist Snapchat video that went viral – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for making a racist Snapchat video in which he targeted Home Secretary Priti Patel and used racial slurs.’

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BBC News, 12th August 2021

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Radio host sentenced to 32 months’ imprisonment for inciting racial hatred on his radio show – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A radio host has been sentenced to 32 months’ imprisonment for using antisemitic language and racial slurs on his live radio show.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th August 2021

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Home Office records 70 racist incidents by far right at asylum accommodation – The Guardian

‘The Home Office has recorded 70 racist incidents by far-right supporters against asylum seekers in barracks and hotel accommodation, according to a freedom of information response obtained by the Guardian.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2021

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The Macpherson Report more than 20 years on – Home Affairs Committee calls for urgent action to tackle deep rooted racial disparities in policing – Garden Court Chambers

‘More than twenty years on from the publication of the Macpherson report that followed the Inquiry into the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence, the Committee has found that there are still serious and deep rooted racial disparities, and that neither police forces nor governments have taken race equality seriously enough for too long.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 30th July 2021

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Met police seek judicial review over senior black officer’s reinstatement – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police want go to the high court to insist it was correct in its decision to sack a decorated black officer after she was found with a child abuse video, sent to her on WhatsApp, on her phone.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2021

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Man who filmed Grenfell Tower model on bonfire faces retrial – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2021 in internet, news, racism, retrials, video recordings by sally

‘A man who filmed a video of a cardboard model of Grenfell Tower being burned on a bonfire will face a second trial, the high court has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2021

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‘The Mark Duggan case was a catalyst’: the 2011 UK riots 10 years on – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2021 in criminal justice, news, police, public order, race discrimination, racism by sally

‘In 4 August 2011, Mark Duggan was shot and killed by police in Tottenham, north London, sparking the largest civil unrest the UK has seen for a generation. The disturbance quickly spread and for five nights, London, Birmingham, and other major cities in England were engulfed by fire and violence.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2021

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Courts failed people ‘caught up’ in UK riots in 2011, says ex-chief prosecutor – The Guardian

‘Pressures in the criminal justice system meant it failed to distinguish between repeat offenders and people “caught up” in the 2011 English riots, a former chief prosecutor has said.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2021

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The Sewell Report and the Meaning of Institutional Racism – No. 5 Chambers

Posted July 29th, 2021 in chambers articles, equality, news, race discrimination, racism by sally

‘Oliver Lawrence, a barrister at No5 examines the approach taken by the Sewell report to the concept of institutional racism. Drawing on the MacPherson definition, he explores the meaning of the term and the ambiguities within it in order to clarify the findings of the report and the controversy it created. Using the Equality Act 2010 definitions of direct and indirect discrimination, he explains how the Sewell report uses the term to refer to discriminatory reasons whereas many of its critics use the term to refer to discriminatory outcomes. He concludes that without a clear and unambiguous definition of institutional racism, there will inevitably be widespread disagreement about the extent of the problem.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 13th July 2021

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Boris Johnson announces football ban for online racists – The Independent

Posted July 15th, 2021 in internet, news, penalties, racism, sport by tracey

‘Racist abuse of footballers online will trigger a ban on attending matches, Boris Johnson has announced – closing a legal loophole.’

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The Independent, 14th July 2021

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