Stop and search

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Is a British pub racist for displaying golliwogs? Think how that question makes people of colour like me feel | Nesrine Malik
We cope with the micro slights and othering. But openly racist attitudes are being exploited for political gain, says the Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik

17, Apr, 2023 @5:00 AM

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David Lammy on regrets, Rwanda flights and racism: ‘I’ve had so many death threats’
The working-class son of Guyanese immigrants could soon be the foreign secretary. He discusses antisemitism, Suella Braverman – and his experience of being stopped and searched at 12

Gaby Hinsliff

28, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Metropolitan police pay damages to man two years after stop and search
Exclusive: Tariq Stanley was smoking a cigarette in his car when he was approached by officers

Vikram Dodd

20, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Met police apologise to brothers stopped and searched after fist bump
Force agrees to pay damages and costs in settlement with Dijon and Liam Joseph over 2018 incident

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

09, Dec, 2022 @6:39 PM

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Met pays out to black brothers searched and handcuffed outside home
Brothers speak of trauma and humiliation after being arrested in front of family home in Chingford, east London

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

01, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Met to stop recording ethnicity of drivers stopped by its officers
London force to scrap initiative despite analysis finding black people are 56% more likely to be stopped than white people

Vikram Dodd and Mirren Gidda

11, Oct, 2022 @4:23 PM

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Police abuse stop and search powers to target protesters, suggests data
Exclusive: Big Brother Watch analysis shows use of tactic rose 20.5% in London on weekends when demonstrations happened

Damien Gayle

18, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Met denies racism after black man ‘choked’ in illegal stop and search
Metropolitan police apology and £30,000 payout for ‘incident’ on Chiswick Common that left Zac Sharif-Ali ‘gasping for breath’

Tom Wall

06, Aug, 2022 @3:05 PM

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Priti Patel’s own officials warned her about easing stop and search conditions
Exclusive: Home Office assessment found lifting restrictions may lead to more BAME people being stopped

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

31, May, 2022 @2:21 PM

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Special constables to be given access to stun guns in new crime measures
Volunteer officers will be allowed to use electroshock weapons, as part of flurry of crime initiatives in England and Wales

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

16, May, 2022 @9:30 PM

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Priti Patel lifts restrictions on police stop and search powers
Home secretary announces the end of limitations on use of section 60 powers where serious violence anticipated

Nadeem Badshah

15, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Police watchdog: ethnic minorities need protection from unfair stop and search
IOPC condemns stops based on ‘stereotypes and racial bias’ and cites case of teenager reportedly stopped 60 times

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

20, Apr, 2022 @4:28 PM

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