Rejected petition Stop racial injustice committed by Police toward ethnic minorities in the UK.

Police should not perform "Stop and search" or arrests:
-due to suspicions based on racial/cultural stereotypes
-unless caught in the act of/confessing to a crime
-or issue a caution/fine due to suspicions of possession of Cannabis.

Consumption and possession of Cannabis to be decriminalised

More details

Black people/ethnic minorities in the UK are unfairly targeted.
Stop and search can happen if “suspecting an individual is carrying drugs or a weapon” (Home Office, 2019, pp.8).
( 2019) People arrested on average: 108/1000 Black, 9/1000 White

The decriminalisation of Cannabis will:
* Stop tax payers money being put into battling non-violent crimes, freeing Police time for violent crimes
* Stop Cannabis users becoming criminals, keeping their records clear, helping employment/the economy

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

There’s already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

You may wish to sign some of these petitions:

Conduct and publish an independent review into race relations with the Police:

Review the use of force against BAME people by the police:

Implement legislative reform of our policing system to tackle racism:

Require all police officers to take Anti-Racism education:

Make cannabis legal for recreational use for ages 21+:

Allow the British public to vote on the legalisation of cannabis:

Legalise Cannabis for recreational and medicinal purposes:

We only reject petitions that don’t meet the petition standards.