It’s no secret that the Black community and the police have a difficult relationship. Figures for 2019/20 reported that Black people in England and Wales are nine times more likely to be stopped and searched in comparison to White people. Stops under section 60, where no reasonable suspicion is required rose by 35% to overContinue reading “Is making peace with the police ever an option?”
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Guilty, now what?
Tuesday 20 April 2021 will go down in history as a US police officer was convicted of murder for killing a Black man. The individual found guilty is Derek Chauvin and his victim was George Floyd. I have struggled to find the right words to write this blog and openly express my thoughts on theContinue reading “Guilty, now what?”
White privilege…still don’t believe it doesn’t exist?
In wake of yesterday’s events in Washington D.C., I’ve been inspired to write about why I think skin colour determined the Capital police and National Guard’s responses. Enjoy and feel free to comment. Wednesday 6 January 2021, will go down in history for many reasons. For some, it will be known as the day thatContinue reading “White privilege…still don’t believe it doesn’t exist?”