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How stop and search in the UK is failing black people – video explainer

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How stop and search in the UK is failing black people – video explainer

How stop and search in the UK is failing black people – video explainer

There has been renewed criticism over stop and search in the UK after research found that BAME people are 54% more likely to be fined under coronavirus rules than white people.

The subsequent death of George Floyd in the US and the support for the Black Lives Matter movement has brought more scrutiny to the disproportionatality.

Black people are 9.7 times more likely than white people to be stopped and searched and 40 times more likely under the controversial section 60 power, which has risen as the government has tried to crack down on knife crime.

Some say this points to racism within the police.

Does stop and search need reform?

The Guardian's crime correspondent, Vikram Dodd, discusses stop and search with 4Front's Temi Mwale and Katrina Ffrench from StopWatch UK.

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