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Stop and Search: Know your Rights (BHM)

5:00pm - 6:00pm / Monday 19th October 2020
Type: Lecture / Category: Department / Series: Black History Month
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This is a Liverpool Guild of Students / ACE organised event.

The killing of George Floyd this summer sparked an outcry of anti-police brutality protests as part of the Black Lives Matter movement and has brought with it more scrutiny to the disproportionality of Stop and Search in the UK.

This renewed criticism over Stop and Search in the UK found that BAME people are 54% more likely to be fined under coronavirus rules, Black people are 9.7 times more likely than white people to be stopped and searched and 40 times more likely under the section 60 power, which has risen as the government has tried to crack down on knife crime (The Guardian, 2020). In the current climate, it is more important than to be equipped in knowing your rights in the case of a Police Stop and Search.

Join Dr Amel Alghrani, Reader of Law at the School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool gives a special video lecture focusing Police Stop and Search and understanding your rights.