JUST Bulletin – 09/01/2012

"The convictions in the Lawrence case represent a triumph for persistence in the struggle to achieve accountability at all levels and mark a final recognition of the continued need for vigilance against the violence of racism.  They also demonstrate the possibility that everyone…

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Bulletin – 04/01/2012

“DESPITE THESE VERDICTS, TODAY IS NOT A CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION…WE ARE JUST ONE FAMILY AMONG HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS STILL SUFFERING”  (Doreen Lawrence)   JUST West Yorkshire welcomes the guilty verdict of Gary Dobson and David Norris and the imposition of minimum…

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Stop & Search: Know Your Rights

The main power, used on a daily basis by the police is contained in Sec 1 of PACE. It allows police officers to stop and search a person or vehicle for stolen or prohibited articles. The power can only be exercised if the…

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Racial Justice Network – Weekly Bulletin 12/12/2011

What's in the news? Feature Article Bradford's failure to undertake a comprehensive Equality Impact Assessment has lead to the closure and public auction of a neighbourhood swimming pool in one of the most deprived neighbourhoods in Manningham.  Read More below: National News: Article:  Former BNP councillor…

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Racial Justice Network Weekly Bulletin 05/12/2011

Racial Justice Network Weekly Bulletin 05/12/2011 JUST is proud to announce its first Newsletter.  We hope you like it and find it informative.  Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated. What's in the news?   National News: Article: English…

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Briefing on Prevent Strategy 2011

The Prevent strategy, initially launched in 2007, was reviewed by the coalition government in 2011. The strategy claims to seek to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It is the preventative strand of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. This is a summary of the…

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BME Personnel in West Yorkshire Police: Findings of West Yorkshire Black Police Association (2010)

Findings from West Yorkshire Black Police Association (WYBPA) meeting held on the 9th February 2010 found there were still concerns by personnel from BME backgrounds serving within the West Yorkshire Police. Concern was mainly surrounding issues of disproportionality in discipline,…

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