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Jesse Jackson: racial profiling is not a hallmark of an enlightened society

 

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.

The Reverend’s article comes amid a backdrop of concerns voiced over the likelihood of the Home Office Review legitimising the use of ethnicity as a criteria to justify stopping and searching an individual or group without reasonable doubt.

The move would mark a return to something not dissimilar to the SUS laws of the 1980’s.

Jackson’s article also comes ahead of his scheduled visit to the UK to protest alongside others against the government’s proposed cuts to public spending. The cuts will be announced at the public spending review on 20th October.

Barac (Black Activists Rising Against Cuts) have organised a protest to be held outside Downing Street for the same day.

Keynote speakers will include Tony Benn, Caroline Lucas MP, Labour’s John McDonnell MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, and Lee Jasper.

By Richard Sudan

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