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
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).
(Gov.uk 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
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You may wish to sign some of these petitions:
Conduct and publish an independent review into race relations with the Police: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/324314
Review the use of force against BAME people by the police: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/329599
Implement legislative reform of our policing system to tackle racism: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/323805
Require all police officers to take Anti-Racism education: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/324879
Make cannabis legal for recreational use for ages 21+: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300201
Allow the British public to vote on the legalisation of cannabis: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/318654
Legalise Cannabis for recreational and medicinal purposes: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300475
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