Originally posted by Toby Rowe
I bet a £100 that the other has never been to Brixton, or any other area's with a problem, your reply was interesting.
You really shouldn't patronize people simply because they don't happen to live in your part of the country.
But if you are minded to do so, read up about violent or alcohol related crime in rural areas first- it might disabuse you of the notion that somehow Sarf Lunnen is the equivalent of the Bronx and that this somehow justifies the reintroduction of Sus Laws.
We all know where those led last time don't we ? Toxteth:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1419981.stmThe Merseyside force of the time had a particularly bad reputation in the area for stopping and searching black youths under the infamous 'sus' laws.
and for good measure, Sarf Lunnen:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1355718.stmPlainclothes police officers stopped and searched large numbers of black youths on Brixton's streets.
This caused widespread resentment against the police and the use of the infamous "sus" laws.
Hundreds of black and white youths went on the rampage, attacking police, setting cars alight and looting shops in a tense disturbance which quickly spiralled out of control.
Over 300 people were injured, including more than 200 police officers, and 83 premises and 23 vehicles were damaged, at an estimated cost of £7.5m.
But of course it's not just 'street yoof' who get stopped:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/racism/Sto...193353,00.htmlBlack bishop 'demeaned' by police search
The only black member of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry, which found that the Metropolitan Police was institutionally racist, yesterday said he felt demeaned after an officer stopped and searched his car.
John Sentamu, the Anglican Bishop of Stepney, was made to get out of his vehicle in the rain after being stopped near St Paul's cathedral.
He said it was the eighth time in eight years that he had been questioned by police exercising their stop and search powers, which research has shown is directed disproportionately at black people.
The incident is another setback for the police, who are trying to prove they have learned the lessons of the Lawrence inquiry.
The bishop, 50, said that when he asked why he had been stopped the officer ordered him to open the boot so it could be searched.
The bishop, an internationally respected figure who was jailed by the Ugandan despot, Idi Amin, was driving back to his east London home just after midnight on Tuesday.
Bet he felt real nostalgic for Uganda with that arbitrary stop and search.