Black women are badly let down by the legal system. We need change now, not more ‘fancy talk’, says the women’s justice advocate

Stop and search has little, if any, effect on police recorded crime, research has demonstrated time and again,” says Naima Sakande, women’s justice advocate at the UK charity law practice, Appeal.

“Instead it erodes trust in authority among ethnic minorities who have to deal with invasive questioning by police under suspicion for nothing more than being a black or brown person in the wrong area at the wrong time.”

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