Posted on October 18, 2010 by operationblackvote
Rev Jesse Jackson
Friend of OBV Reverend Jesse in an article in yesterday’s Guardian Comment is Free, spoke of the continued abuse of stop and search powers by Police, still overwhelmingly plaguing Black individuals and communities.
Jackson also said that Britain’s moral authority risked being damaged as a result. (more…)
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Posted on October 12, 2010 by operationblackvote
More than 150 National Black Police Association delegates will spend the next two days in Sheffield for their annual conference.
Representing the Equality and Human Rights Commission I was invited to give a short address in this morning’s session.
Before that I found time to talk to those BME men and women who still have extraordinary challenges that their white colleagues don’t face. For example, during my talk I asked how many of them had been stopped and searched by fellow officers? Shockingly about one third responded that they had. One young sergeant told me that whilst in London with his Black friends he withdrew cash from a High St cash dispenser, then after going to a shop next door two officers were waiting at the entrance. (more…)
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Posted on October 6, 2010 by operationblackvote
Councillor Dwayne Brooks
Liberal Democrat Cllr Duwayne Brooks has called for Police to use pirate radio stations to help crack criminal cases.
The Lib Dem cllr who recently decided throw his hat into the ring and seek the Lib Dem ticket for the 2012 Mayoral election explained why he thought the London Police forces should introduce alternative measures: (more…)
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Posted on October 4, 2010 by operationblackvote
rio speaks out
Footballer Rio Ferdinand has always been known for his social commentary away from the football pitch. Most recently his outspokenness over the problem of violent crime and gang culture among young people has led to concerned expressions over cuts to the Police budget.
The Metropolitan Police is now facing a deficit of nearly £470 million and it is expected that there will be a reduction of the number of officers on the streets. According to sources there will be 900 fewer officers on London’s streets this financial year. (more…)
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Posted on October 3, 2010 by operationblackvote
Police in Birmingham under spotlight
A large number of CCTV’s set up in Birmingham have damaged the relationship between residents and the Police a report has claimed.
Residents from the Washwood Heath and Sparkbrook districts in Birmingham are outraged at 218 new CCTV cameras set up in the areas.
The project which has cost approximately £3.5 million to implement has focused on areas with large Muslim communities. (more…)
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Posted on September 29, 2010 by operationblackvote
Scottish police step up
Scottish Police services have pledged to increase their efforts to tackle racist attacks and other forms of hate crimes,
A new hate-crime manual has been launched aimed bringing about a huge cultural change in policing throughout Scotland.
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Posted on September 23, 2010 by operationblackvote
Frank Crichlow 13th July 1932-15th Sept 2010
The funeral service will be on:
Monday 27th September 2010
St. Mary of the Angels
The Parish House, Moorhouse Road, London W2 5DJ
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Posted on September 23, 2010 by operationblackvote
Janet Alder brings case against CPS
Janet Alder, the sister of former paratrooper Christopher Alder has single-handedly brought a discrimination case against the Crown Prosecution Services over her treatment during their investigation of her brother’s death.
Black Mental Health UK report – Read more
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Posted on September 20, 2010 by operationblackvote
Tabloid agenda made clear
A group of street cleaning employees are in the canteen chatting amongst each other. One tells a joke about a plot to assassinate the pope.
Another colleague half hears the joke thinking it’s a conversation. They report the incident to the police. What happened next was symptomatic of the USA McCarthy era, when you could be detained, and denounced as a enemy of the State if you had or were suspected to have any political leaning towards communism. (more…)
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Posted on September 16, 2010 by operationblackvote
The family of a Kingston University student who died less than weeks ago at a psychiatric hospital in Beckenham has called for the IPCC to investigate the circumstances into his death.
Olaseni Lewis 23 from South Norwood, who was studying to receive a Masters degree in IT and business management at Kingston University, was accompanied to the hospital by his family after they became concerned he was “behaving strangely, alternating between calm and agitated phases”. (more…)
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Posted on August 18, 2010 by operationblackvote
Irish police online racism warning
The Garda have warned people who set up pages inciting racism on online social networks that they are open to prosecution, and even people who join these sites could face charges.
Sgt David McInerney of the Garda Racial and Intercultural Office said site hosts like Facebook were also “open to prosecution” if there was a valid complaint about racist online material. (more…)
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Posted on August 16, 2010 by operationblackvote
Sean: died in police custody
A family who’ve endured two years without answers as to why their relative Sean Rigg died in police custody are to hold a candlelight vigil in his memory at 5pm on Saturday August 21st outside Brixton police station, South London. (more…)
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Posted on August 2, 2010 by operationblackvote
We can only speculate as to why the ‘anti-fascist’ and ‘liberal’ blog site ‘Harry’s Place’, sought to smear Operation Black Vote for defending a section of the Black community against an armed police raid on their place of worship. (more…)
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Posted on July 30, 2010 by operationblackvote
Dr John Sentamu: searched 8 times
The number of Stops and Searches endured by Black and Asian communities in the UK have increased by a massive 70% since 2004.
Recent statistics published by the Ministry of Justice have confirmed that the Black and particularly Muslim communities are being targeted at an alarming rate by police officers across the country. (more…)
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Posted on July 23, 2010 by operationblackvote
Police raid provokes outrage
A rally is to be organised outside Brixton Police station in protest at a raid of the Nation of Islam Mosque.
Lee Jasper, former Senior Director of Policing for London has condemned the alleged drugs raid on the Mosque in Brixton, South London. (more…)
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