The rate at which black people are more likely to be stopped by officers compared to white Londoners is down from four times to twice as likely, said Byrne, and the reduction had been achieved in 18 months of reforms. The over-targeting of Asians for stops by officers, Byrne said, has now ended, according to the Met's internal figures. … [Read more...] about Met police in talks over law change to allow positive discrimination
Police dog attacks
'She sent me a long message saying how badly she felt about the situation, and she was trying to put across the point that her dog was mild tempered and this was all hearsay and out of character,' Mrs Aladenika added. … [Read more...] about ‘Devil’ dog who shook miniature pinscher to death in London ‘bit a woman on the arm as she tried to shield her terrier from the bullmastiff in another attack’
Asked what kind of response she would have preferred, Bowdler is equivocal. “I was very clear in the book that I am not pro-carceral; I would be mortified if people didn’t understand that,” she says. What she wants is not necessarily more incarceration for perpetrators as much as seriousness in the police inquiry, and a recognition that government bodies in part “create” rights by whether they enforce them. “Being seen for the severity of what’s happened to you is actually very, very important and helpful to healing,” she says, citing the work of the PTSD researcher Judith Herman. … [Read more...] about Should we stop calling rape victims ‘survivors’?
He said he is not racist but made the comments in the heat of the moment. He wanted Rob to leave because he kept arguing, which is why he told the family to go back to China. … [Read more...] about Disgusting moment Filipino family is chased by a dog while its owner tells them to ‘go back to China and take COVID-19 with you’
'He is a very strong walker. We did the bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award with him which involves walking 13km and camping for a night and then going for a walk the following morning which he would complete no problem. He was definitely a strong lad for his age.' … [Read more...] about ‘Only HE knows why he did it’: Teenage traveller ‘Rocky’, 17, is jailed for life for ‘random’ murder of Lindsay Birbeck, 47, whose leg he tried to SAW off before dumping body in wheelie bin – as his parents wear T-shirts claiming he’s innocent