Mitch Mitchell writes on the cases of Stephen Lawrence, the New Cross Gate fire, Kelso Cochrane, Rolan Adams and Ricky Reel.
All these cases undermine the notion that the police can be relied upon to investigate racist attacks properly. They are much keener on attacking and arresting anti-fascists, or on harassing innocent Muslims under the pretext of terrorism legislation.
And add to that the police’s actions against demonstrators: students, trade unionists and others who suffer violent attacks. We have a real problem with the police.