White People Blamed Because Blacks Seven Times More Likely to Be Stopped and Searched
In yet another example of how whites are victimised for all ills affecting ethnic communities, “white racism” has been blamed for new figures which show that blacks are seven times more likely to be stopped and searched by police than whites.
The Ministry of Justice document, Statistics on Race and the Criminal Justice System, includes all kinds of stop and search incidents.
According to the report, police stop and searches on black and Asian people have increased by more than three quarters in five years.
Asians are now twice as likely and blacks seven times as likely to be searched, per head of population, than whites.
A total of 1,126,258 searches were carried out in 2008/9. Stops and searches of blacks rose from 118,165 five years ago to more than 205,000, while those of Asians rose from 59,954 to more than 105,000.
There were 1,142,763 stop and searches across England and Wales during the financial year ending April 2009, an increase of 10 percent.
Of these, 15 percent were black, nine per cent Asian, three per cent of mixed ethnicity and one percent from Chinese and other backgrounds.
The figures are distorted by the fact that nearly half (42 percent) took place in London, where 54 percent of blacks currently resident in Britain are to be found.
For every thousand people in London, 210 blacks were stopped and searched, compared with 47 whites.
The report also revealed that the proportion of stops and searches affecting people from ethnic groups had increased every year for the past five years.
Conservative Party police minister Nick Herbert was one of the first to jump onto the “blame whitey” bandwagon.
In a statement which coincided with the release of the report, Mr Herbert insinuated that the police were racist and this was the reason for the racial disparity.
"It is unacceptable that an individual might be targeted because of their race,” Mr Herbert said.
However, a Metropolitan Police was quoted as saying that their “use of stop and search is intelligence-led, carefully targeted and monitored both internally and externally.”
In other words, the police are acting against crime and suspected terrorism and are not targeting any persons because of their race, but because of their behaviour.
This is not a taboo subject. In 2007, Tony Blair caused uproar during a fleeting moment of honesty when he described gun crime as a problem affecting the black community.
In June that year, a House of Commons home affairs committee reported that “the UK’s black community face a serious crisis with young people becoming involved in crime.”
The committee was also told that the number of black men “in the criminal justice system” was “unacceptable.”
It blamed social exclusion, absent fathers, lack of positive role models and, of course, whites, saying that “real or perceived racial discrimination by the authorities” somehow contributed to the black crime rate.
This was a “serious crisis” for “sections of black communities and for some young people of a mixed ethnic background,” the committee’s report said.
“Lack of confidence in the criminal justice system may mean some young black people take the law into their own hands or carry weapons in an attempt to distribute justice and ensure their own personal safety.”
Black people make up 2.7 percent of the UK population aged 10 to 17 (according to the out-of-date 2001 census), but represent 8.5 percent of those in that age group arrested in England and Wales, the committee announced.
Government figures show that 42 percent of the entire black male population living in Britain and 77 percent of all young black men are on the police’s national DNA database.
DNA is only taken from people in police custody for a recordable offence.
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