If you were in the area where a serious crime was committed and that was the description they recieved from the victims. You'd go bat**** crazy if the police didn't do their best work to try to find the person who commited a serious crime against you.I have spoke about it before on the forums. The only criteria the police officer who stopped me explained was because to paraphrase, I matched the description (I was black) and I had a hoodie ... that is it.
But, instead of taking the officer's word for it, you'd rather speculate that he is a racist for no other reason than he is a cop.
Single Parent? Cultural Problem. Nobody rolled the dice and made her a single parent, She got pregnant and had a kid with a guy who wasn't interested in her and now she is in a bad spot. Its called birth control.
Low income, Should have stayed in school, payed attention in school and worked hard to go to college and get a better job.
The opportunity is there, and many suceed. They aren't the "lucky" ones, they are the ambitious ones who made it despite a bad social setting.
You can't say, "You can't blame someone living in the low-income ghetto for getting involved in gangs or dropping out." But in reality, they are the ones who made that decision.
Its time we start holding people accountable for their actions, and as parents raising then to make the right decisions instead of blaming society and WHITEY.
Its not so much of a problem now as it was back then. I don't think I've met a senior officer who started during that time who wasn't denied a job because the organization they applied to wasn't hiring anymore whites at the time.
The Government's own date shows that Black and Asians are four times more likely to be stop and searched and a report done by the Metropolitan Police Authority argued the source of this is because of racial bias.
In 2007 to 2008, there were more than 170,000 stop and searches conducted on black people, compared to just 25,000 had they been stopped at the same rate as white people.
BBC NEWS | UK | England | London | Stop-and-search 'racism' must end
That doesn't highlight **** does it. Oh no.
No gap between 170,000 and 25,000
Equalities watchdog rebukes police over disproportionate use of stop and search | Law | The Guardian
Edit: My mistake.
Black and Asians are seven times more likely to be stopped compared to Whites and it has increased by 70%
70% rise in number of black and Asian people stopped and searched | Law | The Guardian
I can locate for you more news sources on this topic and try and dig up the reports for you if that is not enough
The police are institutionally racist.
Not my words, oh no. The words of a report done on the police itself by a Independent committee
Last edited by Laila; 10-02-10 at 07:42 PM.