Patrick Williams of Manchester Metropolitan University discusses recent research demonstrating that the police in Manchester are disproportionately, and wrongly, identifying young black, asian and minority ethnic people as being gang members. Why are 89% of people on the Manchester Police gang database from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background?
Tag: Police Intelligence
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