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The leadership of @PoliceNG isn't doing enough to control & punish mis-conduct by their personnel. The abuses are getting too much. 2 days ago, Tues, not too far from Concorde Hotel, Owerri, a team of policemen assaulted a @PMTNigeria driver for failing to tip them.... THREAD
Trouble apparently started when the driver appeared reluctant to part the with amount demanded by the @PoliceNG #StopAndSearch team. They ordered him out of his vehicle & went after him with hands & guns. Before long the driver was on the ground.
As the assault continued, other road users gathered & tried to plead but without much success. Instead of calling him men to order, the senior officer leading the team, an ASP, cld be seen on his phone apparently making or taking a call.
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#StopAndSearch won't affect me as much as many others (though more than most). If I conscientiously object to my privacy being unjustifiably violated, I'm privileged so it won't ruin my life.
But for the historically targeted, set to be further marginalised... :🖕🏿Johnson & Patel
I'm against #StopAndSearch without their being a reason to suspect THAT person, but if we ARE doing it, it shouldn't just be in some areas. Make it TRULY random/fair.
Make the rich rural Tory-voting pensioner feel the privacy violations they're inflicting on black boys in cities.
After all... Boris Johnson did say that the most ''loving'' thing you can do to a person is have an officer of the law force them to empty their pockets in public.

So why not spread the love?
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Thread: The latest statistics about govt's counter-terrorism #Prevent prog are out. Lots of interesting figures but here are some that I think are very troubling: Of the 7,318 ppl (mostly young ppl) referred to Prevent, *only 5%* are actually assessed to require Channel support.
2/How professionals decide *who is a risk* and how #Prevent prog arrives at risk factors is hugely impt. Huge Qs about how accurate the assessment is. Of the 7,318 ppl referred, many young & Muslim, 82% dismissed/referred to non-radicalisn services. But stigmatised either way.
The 95% "misdiagnosis" rate in #Prevent is worrying given that it disproportionately affects young Muslim ppl. Not many ppl realise this, but the way #Prevent is implemented - and its impact - is very similar to #Stopandsearch. It's humiliating and the stigma follows you.
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Some thoughts on this “degrading” and “embarrassing” encounter, and #stopandsearch more generally...…
Police have been condemned again for “racial profiling” following this interruption of a drill video. Armed officers engaged the group with air support, and again, the variable of culture has been overlooked by some who can’t see past race.
Watch the Instagram video in the link and you’ll actually hear the lyric: “we got guns”.

If you were to walk down the street, wearing a balaclava and saying this, I don’t think you’d have grounds to be shocked if the police stopped you, whatever colour you were.
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