ENTERTAINMENT

According to Boris Johnson, Scotland Yard must act with "fairness and equality" after Dawn Butler's suspension


Prime Minister Boris Johnson said today Scotland Yard should act on "fairness and equality" after apologizing to Dawn Butler for the "racially profiled" vehicle stop in Hackney.

He spoke out when she asked again why the police ran over her and her friend while they were driving through London, adding, "All I can tell you is that I'm black, my boyfriend is black and he's a pretty has a decent car. "

The Brent Central MP yesterday accused police of racially profiling her after she was run over while driving in East London.

Scotland Yard said the stop was due to an officer "wrongly" typing the car's registration number into a computer to falsely identify it as a Yorkshire registered vehicle, but did not explain why the search was conducted in the first place.

During a school visit in east London, Mr Johnson said: "The police made a statement that they made a mistake.

"They have spoken to the occupants of the car, but it's obviously very, very important that the Met keep doing everything they can – as they do – to show that they are every part of our country, every part serve our community with fairness and equality. "

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the police should be fair

Brent Central MP (hand seen on left) filmed her heated confrontation in Hackney with two officers on a layover and a search that prompted the Prime Minister to urge police to show "fairness and equality".

Ms. Butler, 50, confirmed that officials had told her and the driver that they had entered her registration number into the system and that she had returned registered in North Yorkshire

She said, “The police came back and said, oh yes, the car is registered with you in your name. Then the other, the younger policeman, asked me if I lived in London, what do I do in the area if I went out where I was going and found it pretty invasive and said, "It's none of your business where I go go, why is that relevant for stopping and searching? "

“I still don't know why the police punched the license plate on their system. I don't know what aroused their suspicions. All I can tell you is that I'm black, my friend is black, and has a pretty decent car. & # 39;

Ms. Butler filmed her heated confrontation in Hackney with two officers who she claims wanted to know what was in the back of the car.

She told the BBC, "I told my friend what was happening and he said they were stopping us and I was like 'wow okay' and I thought I'd better start recording. This is going to be interesting research because I Just a few days earlier I told Cressida Dick that Stop and Search don't work and racist profiling doesn't work

& # 39; The police came over and he said the car was registered, he asked my friend's name and where he lived and where the car was registered and he told him and he said the car was in their system as registered in the north Yorkshire and he said, "I can't help you, it's my car, I know I registered it." He said, "Let's go, here is my driver's license." He gave him his driver's license and offered his driver's license because he stopped getting it all the time. & # 39;

After being "irritable and angry", the Metropolitan Police has classified her as "Institutionally Racist"

After being "irritable and angry", the Metropolitan Police has classified her as "Institutionally Racist"

What is a Stop and Search Order in Section 1? And why is it controversial?

"Stop-and-Search" is a police force To stop, interview, and seek out a person suspected of doing something illegal, including using drugs.

Pursuant to Section 1 (2) (a) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act of 1984, police officers can stop any person, vehicle, or anything in or on a vehicle and search for stolen or prohibited items, points, blades, or fireworks .

Prohibited items include assault weapons and items equipped with a person to steal or cause criminal harm.

Section 1 (2) (b) gives the accompanying authorization to detain persons and vehicles for the purpose of carrying out a search.

Section 1 (3) states that the authority applies only if the officer has reason to believe that the item in question will be found.

In 2017-18, there were 3 stops and searches for 1,000 whites each, compared to 29 stops and searches for 1,000 blacks each.

After being "irritable and angry", the Metropolitan Police yesterday branded her as "institutionally racist".

She said, “We were two blacks in a car driving through Hackney and they thought they were going to stop us.

“You can drive anywhere you want. I mean, we don't have a police state that says you can't go from Brent to Hackney or from Chingford to Brent. You can drive anywhere you want. «

Ms Butler, who was elected the third black woman to MP in 2015 after Diane Abbott and Oona King, only yesterday asked Scotland Yard Commissioner Cressida Dick to resign for failing to eradicate racism.

Your footage shows a uniformed policeman standing in front of her car while the voice of a policewoman can be heard on camera.

The MP says: “I have worked a lot with the police to stop and search and how the police stop and search and indeed the way you do it and how you stand out is wrong.

“Because you create an environment in which you create hostility.

"And it's irritating because you can't drive around black on a Sunday afternoon because you are stopped by the police."

Speaking to Sky News, she said: “The institution is racist. One of the other police officers came over and said, "I can't see what's in the back of your car."

“You don't have to see what's in the back of the car. Why do you need to see what's in the back of the car? What is it about?

“So there is institutional racism in the police, we know that, and it has to be eliminated. It's cancerous and needs to be cut out of the police. It's urgent, it's really urgent. & # 39;

Labor Dawn Butler scolded social media after being stopped by police in East London

Labor Dawn Butler scolded social media after being stopped by police in East London

The MP said, “I wouldn't go live with this at all, but because the other officer was so inflaming the situation, I got irritated and angry at the way she approached me.

“It's such a bad way of treating people. It's exhausting and exhausting and mentally exhausting.

“This is a police service that is supposed to monitor everyone and I understand there are issues that need to be addressed.

"But treat it fairly, don't be unfair, biased, or racist."

Scotland Yard said the car was stopped because an officer "incorrectly entered" its registration with a police officer and identified it as a vehicle registered at a Yorkshire address.

"When the vehicle was stopped and the driver spoke to it, it quickly became clear that the registration was entered incorrectly and registered with the driver in London," said a statement.

As soon as the mistake was discovered, the officer tried to explain it to the inmates. they were then allowed to go their own way. & # 39;

The statement did not explain why the registry was entered in the first place.

After the stop, former Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott said, “This is not surprising. When will the Metropolitan Police stop race profiling? & # 39;

After the stop, former Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott said, “This is not surprising. When will the Metropolitan Police stop race profiling? & # 39;

The Shadow Lord's Chancellor David Lammy tweeted "big hugs" to his Labor colleague

The Shadow Lord's Chancellor David Lammy tweeted "big hugs" to his Labor colleague

Left-wing commentator Owen Jones sent his good wishes to Ms. Butler on Twitter

Left-wing commentator Owen Jones sent his good wishes to Ms. Butler on Twitter

Left commentator Ash Sarkar expressed condolences to the Labor MP

Left commentator Ash Sarkar expressed condolences to the Labor MP

A chief superintendent of the Met had previously confirmed that there had been a police freeze and that the MP had voiced her "concerns".

Chief Superintendent Roy Smith said, “I just spoke to Dawn Butler on the phone.

& # 39; She gave me a very balanced report on the incident. She was positive about one officer and provided feedback on others and the stop.

"We are listening to these concerns and Dawn is entitled to raise them."

After the stop, former Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott said, “This is not surprising. When will the Metropolitan Police stop race profiling? & # 39;

Kate Osamor MP tweeted to her Labor colleague: "Hope you are okay?"

Ms. Butler, who served as Jeremy Corbyn's shadow secretary for women and equality, yesterday attacked municipal police officers who had rejected the idea that children should be invulnerable to arrest.

In a scathing rebuke, she tweeted, “The problem is you are arresting children who go on bike rides or go to the shops to get a loaf of bread.

“Not all African-Caribbean boys should be viewed as criminals! I should be surprised the police liked that, but unfortunately they didn't. & # 39;

In an article published yesterday, she called on Scottish Commissioner Cressida Dick to resign for failing to eradicate "institutional racism" from within her ranks.

She wrote in Metro: “If anyone doubts the experience of colored people, the statistics are strong.

& # 39; The Met are four times more likely to use violence against black people. They stopped and searched the equivalent of one of four young black men in London during the lockdown. & # 39;

She added: “At this crucial time, the Commissioner felt it appropriate to say that 'institutionally racist' is not a 'useful way of describing the force' that is not only not helpful but also offensive.

& # 39; It's pretty revealing. Cressida Dick seems unable to address this long-known problem and shows no solidarity with the people who suffer most from it. Therefore, she should resign. & # 39;

City police said they were checking the episode and Ms. Butler could not be reached.

This week, Vogue magazine named Ms. Butler as one of the 25 Most Influential Women Who Shaped in 2020 for her support of the Black Lives Matter protests.

She described her support for the Marxist anti-racism movement as a result of threats to attack her office and the "drastic escalation" of the staff.

Last month, British sprinter Bianca Williams and partner Ricardo dos Santos were pulled out of their car and handcuffed in front of their three-month-old son.

The search found nothing and the Met referred to the police watchdog, while Cressida Dick was forced to apologize for the "distress" caused.

The Independent Police Conduct Office has launched an investigation into whether officials in England and Wales racially discriminate against ethnic minorities.

The latest official stop and search statistics showed a disparity rate of 4.3 for all black, Asian, and ethnic minorities and 9.7 for black people.

(tagsToTranslate) Dailymail (t) News (t) London