All About ‘Rights’, Nothing About ‘Responsibilities’…

Anti-racist campaigners hope to put stop-and-search “on trial” with a fundraising drive backed by poet Benjamin Zephaniah.

Well, I can’t see how this could fail to generate a tsunami-like outpouring of cold hard cash…

Newham Monitoring Project (NMP) is crowdfunding online to enable monitoring of the way police use the power to search people in the street without a warrant.

They are taking donations throughout October and hope to use them to scrutinise the government’s reforms to the powers, announced in August to address concerns that black people are stopped disproportionately.

If there’s any justice in the world, they’ll get 26p and a bent Euro…

Estelle du Boulay, director of NMP, said: “We believe that unless more people are supported to hold the police to account by making complaints – and are provided with expert, independent support through an often time-consuming and frustrating complaints process – then these reforms will fail to bring about genuine change.”

Mr Zephaniah added: “We want to get young people to talk about their experiences when they get stopped, to report things, and we want to make young people aware of their rights.”

You mean, you want to ensure there’ll always be lots of taxpayer cash for you to leech off?

5 comments for “All About ‘Rights’, Nothing About ‘Responsibilities’…

  1. David
    November 7, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Convicted burglar wants the police to have less powers, that is a surprise.

  2. November 7, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    So who is this clown Zephaniah, and why are we supposed to recognise the name, and are we then supposed to take him seriously because he is a) black, b) an alleged ‘sleb’, or c) an opinionated pillock with a chip on his shoulder, or d) all of the above?

    • November 7, 2014 at 6:37 pm

      ‘E poet, about supposed crimes of white man, innit.

  3. Errol
    November 7, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    If young black men want to stop getting stopped and searched, they should stop being the highest crime demographic by a clear margin.

  4. Furor Teutonicus
    November 8, 2014 at 7:25 am

    XX black people are stopped disproportionately.XX

    Then niggers (Sand and real variety) should stop comitting a disproportionate amount of crime, then.

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