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    Presume this is to save money in the amount of court cases they have to pay out on.


    Met police told 40% of recruits must be from BAME backgrounds | UK news | The Guardian

    Britain’s biggest police force must hire 40% of new recruits from ethnic minority backgrounds, while officers will have to justify stop and search to community panels under new plans designed to quell the race crisis engulfing Scotland Yard.

    The Guardian has learned details of the new initiative on race and policing hammered out by London’s mayor and the Metropolitan police after months of negotiations.

    The Met commissioner, Cressida Dick, is expected to accept that the force is not free of racism or discrimination, and wants to improve, when the race action plan is unveiled on Friday.

    It comes after mass Black Lives Matter protests over police racism following the killing of George Floyd in the US.

    Dick has been under pressure over a string of controversial incidents, including stop and searches of innocent black people who were handcuffed, leading to claims of racial profiling.

    Official figures show black people are disproportionately hit by key police powers, tactics and use of force, which the Met denies is due to systemic racism or bias.

    New research for Sadiq Khan, the London mayor, finds black people in the capital are about six times more likely than white people to be stopped while driving.

    Those close to Khan believe the package of measures are the biggest reforms to policing and race relations in a generation, and the Met will vow to implement them.

    But the plan does not include the landmark finding from the 1999 Macpherson report that the Met was plagued by “institutional racism”. Dick has denied that finding applies any more.
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    Its about time they fixed stop & search. They allegedly stop the same law abiding citizens time after time because they are black and have a nice car.

    You stop someone in a car and they check out and don't have criminal affiliations, mark them as clean on the system and future stops should be on the basis of a documentable suspicion so its not the same black clergyman being stopped every week.

    We know 1 in 3 cars fail an MOT initially so once you stop a car give it a good check and ticket as appropriate. Combine other data such as convictions & arrests + benefit & earnings data (maybe at a higher level) so the Police have enough information to go on.

    If challenged you prove > 53% (yep there might be some overlap) of our stops result in a traffic ticket or other offence (currently its 20% result in action) so you may think its racism we think it is good Policing.

    A picture of bald tyres or a dirty exhaust and a ticket to visit the MOT centre proves its not racism.

    At least then any drug dealers allegedly on benefits in expensive cars would have them well maintained and be wearing a seatbelt. Maybe we could stop people with kids in the back not wearing seatbelts or using mobile phones that we capture on body cams?

    Invest in face recognition so we can do the similar on foot.
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    Don’t they have to record who was stopped and searched?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Don’t they have to record who was stopped and searched?



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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Don’t they have to record who was stopped and searched?

    They do on foot but not in car I believe.

    Either way they don't use it as intelligence.
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    I’d expect the police to record all relevant info for every search (maybe not stop without search) - computerised easily analyse-able records too.

    Is it too much to expect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post

    At least then any drug dealers allegedly on benefits in expensive cars would have them well maintained and be wearing a seatbelt. Maybe we could stop people with kids in the back not wearing seatbelts or using mobile phones that we capture on body cams?
    Police officers claim they can't see who is driving cars. Oddly in my area they catch people crossing them at junctions or by waiting in side roads then coming out....
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    They do on foot but not in car I believe.

    Either way they don't use it as intelligence.
    Data should be used to see if some obvious abuses are happening (or not) - ie stopping same person all the time without charges filed

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    I’d expect the police to record all relevant info for every search (maybe not stop without search) - computerised easily analyse-able records too.

    Is it too much to expect?
    Yep.

    Some of them have worrying literacy skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Yep.

    Some of them have worrying literacy skills.
    But they can use an app surely? It’s not like this is 1880s

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