Exposed: ‘racial bias’ in British criminal justice system

Prosecutions of some black defendants should be dropped or deferred, says Labour MP David Lammy’s report

Prosecutions against some black and minority ethnic defendants should be deferred or dropped because the criminal justice system is biased against them, according to a highly critical report written by Labour MP David Lammy at the request of the prime minister.

Lammy said allowances should also be made for younger defendants’ immaturity and criminal records sealed to help former offenders find work, adding that statistics suggested discrimination in the UK was worse than in the US in some cases.

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