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Will being racist help put to stop knife crime?

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Or will new powers further show a disparity in the numbers.

After the poor final result in one of the best European Championships that England have seen, we as a country where let down by the minority of the majority of fans who were unable to behave. From breaking into Wembley stadium to the raciest abuse suffered by some of our great English stars’.

Even after all the hard work that Marcus Rashford has done in ensuring that children in England are being feed during, and even after this Covid epidemic was not enough to not feel the wrath of this small minded people masquerading as real England fans. Persecuting the young men who carried the hopes of the nation and bringing that much needed a good back to people’s lives. 

All being that it is not great, it does give you the idea that England is still “somewhat” of a raciest country as the number of monkey emoji’s placed on their social media was a total disgrace.  In a report into race equality in Greater Manchester conducted on the police (GMP) found that if you are black in the region you are 5.3 times more likely to have been stopped & searched than someone who is white [On average for every 100 black person stopped there will be 18-19 searchers carried out on a person who is white]. However on the national average that a person of Afro-Caribbean decent is 9 times more likely to stopped by the police in comparison to a person who is white, and if we look at this under section 60 the number becomes a lot higher (some studies show that being black you could be 40time more likely to be stopped).

Despite this large disparity in figures being searched, a shocking 25.9% of White people were found to be carrying anything illegal, resulting in an arrest, caution, summons, or other penalty, compared with 27.5% for black people.

With Boris Johnson and his governments new 'Beating Crime Plan' with will see the conditions on the use of “Section 60” permanently lifted, allowing officers to search someone without reasonable grounds in an area where serious violence is expected. However this could be left to interpretation as what area is serious violence expected? Is Brixton an area when a serious violence expected? Is this in action all the time or only certain times of the day? This is very unclear to the average person.

The plan also includes:

  • Convicted burglars will be monitored with electronic Tags when released from prison.
  • Offenders who are on probation will be expected to clean streets & pick up litter.
  • And the removing the current rules to stop and search to tackle knife crime

Boris Johnson says that stop and search is a 'kind and loving way' to get weapons off streets. I feel this statement should be taken with a pinch of salt. As many may feel that giving this much power to the police is too much. With regards to all the families who have lost loved one because of knife crime would to have the power to remove all the knives off the streets. But has the government used this to force their own agenda? Or will it be interpreted incorrectly by the police themselves?

As many innocent people are stopped and searched under section 60 over the last 2 years has seen only 4% of the 18,000 people searched lead to an arrest. Even the 13% of stop and searchers under PACE section 1 with is why the police should have reasonable ground for a stop and search to take place.

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