Racial violence and Tasers (online articles)

RACIAL VIOLENCE SINCE THE DEATH OF STEPHEN LAWRENCE

In the twenty years since the death of Stephen Lawrence, we can report that 106 people have lost their lives in (known or suspected) racist attacks – five per year on average, that black people are  twenty-eight times more likely than white to be stopped and searched by the police (using Section 60 powers), that in 2009/10 black people were over three times more likely than white to be arrested, that black and those of mixed ethnicity are over twice as likely as whites to be unemployed, that three quarters of 7-year-old Pakistani and Bangladeshi children are living in poverty compared to one in four whites, and that those classifying themselves as ‘Other Black’ are six times more likely than average to be admitted as mental health inpatients.

Read more here: http://www.irr.org.uk/news/racial-violence-since-the-death-of-stephen-lawrence/

Are Tasers being used for social control asks Hackney campaigner, warning of “death on the streets”

http://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/are_tasers_being_used_for_social_control_asks_hackney_campaigner_warning_of_death_on_the_streets_1_2172673

Sophie Khan discussion on the danger of tasers

http://www.lag.org.uk/files/94238/FileName/TaserOctober2012.pdf

http://sophiekhan.blogspot.co.uk/

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