Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Judah Ajumbi is right to call for trial of trigger-happy police
Channel 4 News is reporting that the Police Federation is defending the Bristol police pair who tasered the former race relations advisor.The Federation claims that the two were only doing what the public expect of them. One wonders which section of the public they are thinking of. Perhaps there are people out there who still believe it is in order to assume that all people with a dark skin are up to no good, but Bristol has a sizeable Afro-Caribbean component to its population. Race relations in Bristol are not as bad as many cities I have visited, but it is not going to help if there is seen to be one law for the majority and another for the minority. The officers concerned may feel they have a case, but it must be justified in public in court.