Tag Archives: Stephen Lawrence

A sad day, but thankfully Stephen’s murder is not being ignored


Had he not been murdered, Stephen Lawrence would now be 46, tragically he died at the age of 18 on 21st April 1993. Few people in our nation have met Stephen Lawrence but all of us have had changes made … Continue reading

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This week Sussex MPs can ask local people about the impact of racism


The recess of Parliament 10 days ago has provided MPs with the opportunity to step back from their usual focus on what is coming out of the Government speeches. They can currently focus on their constituencies in a slightly different … Continue reading

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Sussex Police are understandably highly commended


Over the last few days ago two pieces of news emerged that don’t have any connections and yet they resonated in my mind along with some other cases. The first piece of news came in a monthly update from Chief … Continue reading

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Stephen Lawrence’s murder led to some positive arrangements


This week it has been announced that the Metropolitan Police is closing down their investigations into the murder of of Stephen Lawrence, even though the Judge of the previous two prosecutions Colman Treacy made it very clear that there were … Continue reading

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Let’s mark 25 years by implementing the inquiry findings!


Yesterday many organisations celebrated St Georges Day, a day which for some small extremist groups has become a token for racism and extreme nationalism, but many more such as uniformed youth groups mark the day to celebrate the good things … Continue reading

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The missing link to our prisons


At the end of March a debate took place in the House of Commons as part of the process of creating the Governments Prisons and Courts Bill. The debate was entitled “Prisons: purpose, and role of Secretary of State” and … Continue reading

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A very professional career


Over more than a decade I have had an extensive privilege to meet and occasionally work alongside Police Officers mostly in Sussex. My role as a member of the Independent Advisory Group in Brighton & Hove which began in 2004 … Continue reading

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