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Race, Stop and search gets worse for black britons

Par Mark Townsend - 3 mn

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Abuse of power Justice system 'criminalises black people' STEFAN ROUSSEAU/

Despite Theresa May vowing to correct bias , research finds increased ethnic disparity in controversial policing powers

Oraine Johnson was standing outside Dorset’s Bridport arts centre when officers targeted him. According to Johnson, police accused him of looking like a drug dealer. The 32-yearold actor was about to perform in a May 2017 production of Sorry! No Coloureds, No Irish, No Dogs which was aimed at galvanising debate on institutionalised racism and unconscious bias. Police officers in Dorset frequently suspect that black men like Johnson deal drugs. In fact, if you are black and in Dorset you are 26.5 times more likely than a white person to be stopped and searched , and 20.4 times more likely to be targeted.

The incident Johnson describes happened three years after Theresa May, then home secretary, told parliament that the misuse of stop and search was “unfair, especially to young black men” a...