Contains strong language.
13 May 2024

Racial hate speech laws being ‘weaponised’ warns National Black Police Association

News Correspondent

Laws designed to crack down on racial hate speech are being weaponised against ethnic minorities, according to the National Black Police Association.

Speaking exclusively to this programme, they’ve called for policing to stay impartial and not get ‘caught up in culture wars’.

Symeon Brown has been talking to people of colour who’ve been subjected to police investigations over race-related language, including the former teacher who went viral last year with a placard depicting Rishi Sunak and Suella Braverman as coconuts.

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