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Police officer filmed claiming black people commit more crime cleared of racism

DMO Deejay, 27, made headlines in January when he posted a video of himself, being pulled over in his convertible Bentley car in central London while he was posing for a music video.

The footage shows the police officer, who has not been named, saying “this isn’t racist. Predominantly, the criminal profile of people who do it are black people. So, naturally if you see a car full of black guys, maybe dressed in gangster-style clothing or whatever, when they’re driving down there, they’re getting stopped,” he is recorded as saying.

The video got 85,000 shares on YouTube, and although DMO Deejay from Birmingham did not file a formal complaint himself, the IPCC felt compelled to launch the investigation.

London’s Police service apologized following the incident, appreciating the “frustration” it had caused, and explained that the car had been stopped after “changing lanes randomly, without indicating.”

The car was also found to belong to

Read more at: https://www.rt.com/uk/412350-deejay-stopped-police-racism/

Police officer filmed claiming black people commit more crime …

DMO Deejay, 27, made headlines in January when he posted a video of himself, being pulled over in his convertible Bentley car in central London while he was posing for a music video.

The footage shows the police officer, who has not been named, saying “this isn’t racist. Predominantly, the criminal profile of people who do it are black people. So, naturally if you see a car full of black guys, maybe dressed in gangster-style clothing or whatever, when they’re driving down there, they’re getting stopped,” he is recorded as saying.

The video got 85,000 shares on YouTube, and although DMO Deejay from Birmingham did not file a formal complaint himself, the IPCC felt compelled to launch the investigation.

London’s Police service apologized following the incident, appreciating the “frustration” it had caused, and explained that the car had been stopped after “changing lanes randomly, without indicating.”

The car was also found to belong to

Read more at: https://www.rt.com/uk/412350-deejay-stopped-police-racism/

Police officer who said ‘black people commit more crime’ wasn’t …

Police officer who said 'black people commit more crime' wasn't being racist
The Met apologised after the incident but the officer was not in the wrong, an investigation found (Picture: YouTube/DMO Deejay)

A police officer who pulled a driver over and told him black people commit more crime was not being racist, an investigation has found.

Footage posted on YouTube by DMO Deejay showed Met Police officers stopping him as he drove a Bentley through central London.

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The video captured the moment that an officer explained why he had chosen to pull the vehicle over in Leicester Square at about midnight on January 5.

He said: ‘This isn’t racist it’s a fact, predominantly the criminal profile of people who do it are black

Read more at: http://metro.co.uk/2017/12/07/police-officer-said-black-people-commit-crime-wasnt-racist-7140683/

Police officer’s ‘gangster clothing’ remarks were just clumsy, says …

A police officer who pulled over a black man driving a Bentley and told him black people in “gangster-style clothing” were more likely to be the targets of similar stops was guilty of no more than clumsy language, according to the police watchdog.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said that while the officer’s comments could have constituted misconduct, they were not made maliciously and came in the context of what it characterised as a lengthy, good-natured exchange during an appropriate traffic stop.

After pulling over DMO Deejay near Piccadilly in central London in January, the Metropolitan police officer told him: “This isn’t racist, it’s a fact. Predominantly, the criminal profile of people who [commit robberies in the area] are black people.

“So, naturally, if you see a car full of black lads, maybe dressed in gangster-style clothing or whatever, when they’re driving down there, they’re getting stopped.”

The incident

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/07/metropolitan-police-officer-gangster-clothing-pulled-over-london-ipcc

Police officer’s ‘gangster clothing’ remarks were just clumsy, says IPCC

A police officer who pulled over a black man driving a Bentley and told him black people in “gangster-style clothing” were more likely to be the targets of similar stops was guilty of no more than clumsy language, according to the police watchdog.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said that while the officer’s comments could have constituted misconduct, they were not made maliciously and came in the context of what it characterised as a lengthy, good-natured exchange during an appropriate traffic stop.

After pulling over DMO Deejay near Piccadilly in central London in January, the Metropolitan police officer told him: “This isn’t racist, it’s a fact. Predominantly, the criminal profile of people who [commit robberies in the area] are black people.

“So, naturally, if you see a car full of black lads, maybe dressed in gangster-style clothing or whatever, when they’re driving down there, they’re getting stopped.”

The incident

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/07/metropolitan-police-officer-gangster-clothing-pulled-over-london-ipcc

Police who pulled over Bentley-driving DJ and told him it was a ‘fact’ black people commit more crime were NOT being …

  • DJ was driving hired car near a London nightclub in which he often performs 
  • When he was pulled over by police, he kept his dashboard camera running 
  • He recorded an officer saying black men were more likely to commit crime
  • Officer said: ‘This isn’t racist. Predominantly, the criminal profile of people who do it are black people’
  • IPCC says it wasn’t racist but officer has got training after ‘clumsly’ language 

Martin Robinson, Uk Chief Reporter For Mailonline

Rebecca Lowe Coulson: Why over-policing undermines the police themselves – and civil society

Rebecca Lowe Coulson was Parliamentary Candidate for the City of Durham at the 2015 General Election.

Ok, the fight sequences are pretty silly. But, 15 years on, Minority Report feels more relevant than ever — and that’s amusing, of course, in that the film is premised on the possibility of accurately predicting the future. Set in 2054, and based on a 1956 Philip K. Dick story of the same name, the film follows policeman John Anderton’s fight to save the Precrime Division that he leads. “Precrime”? Basically, a sci-fied model of criminal profiling (using the talents of the ethically-nightmarish seer “precogs”) that allows Anderton and his guys to (literally) swoop in and catch “murderers”, when they’re murderers in intent alone.

Now, we could talk all day about the rise of AI and the latest advances in police profiling programmes. But, at the moment, Minority Report’s strongest relevance (thankfully) remains less

Read more at: https://www.conservativehome.com/thecolumnists/2017/12/rebecca-lowe-coulson-why-over-policing-undermines-the-police-themselves-and-civil-society.html

Newtown Police: FBI Document On Sandy Hook School Shooting Had Inaccurate Report

Recently released FBI documents on the Sandy Hook School shooting had an inaccurate report, the FBI and Newtown police said in a statement on Friday night.

The agencies said the inaccurate report detailed a call to the police department in 2008 warning that Adam Lanza had spoken about shooting children at the elementary school and also talked about killing his mother.

“Newtown PD has been working closely with the FBI on verifying information on the referenced report. A comprehensive search of our records indicate that the person named in the report is not on record as ever contacting the agency in 2008 or subsequent to that date,” Newtown Police Chief James Viadero said.

The report was included in a 1,500 page document released by the FBI on Tuesday.

Miss America 2018: Meet Miss Nevada, police recruit who wants to dispel tension

Andrea Martinez was on track to join the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department this summer when she won the Miss Nevada pageant. 

She had placed in the top 15 percent of her recruitment class (“I beat out a lot of guys, so that’s cool,” she says), but decided to take a year off to fulfill her duties as pageant titleholder.

Martinez never thought she could be a Miss America contender until she gave a local pageant a whirl, won, and promptly found herself winning the stage pageant. Her jolt to the top is not typical of most Miss America hopefuls. Many spend up to 10 years in the pageant system before they qualify for the national stage. 

Now in Atlantic City for the 2018 Miss America pageant ahead of Sunday’s televised final, Martinez, 23, is advancing a platform called “Police and Communities Together,” or PACT. She’s working to bring police officers to students in Las Vegas middle

Read more at: http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/09/miss_america_2018_miss_nevada_police_andrea_martin.html

Miss America 2018: Meet Miss Nevada, police recruit who wants to …

Andrea Martinez was on track to join the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department this summer when she won the Miss Nevada pageant. 

She had placed in the top 15 percent of her recruitment class (“I beat out a lot of guys, so that’s cool,” she says), but decided to take a year off to fulfill her duties as pageant titleholder.

Martinez never thought she could be a Miss America contender until she gave a local pageant a whirl, won, and promptly found herself winning the stage pageant. Her jolt to the top is not typical of most Miss America hopefuls. Many spend up to 10 years in the pageant system before they qualify for the national stage. 

Now in Atlantic City for the 2018 Miss America pageant ahead of Sunday’s televised final, Martinez, 23, is advancing a platform called “Police and Communities Together,” or PACT. She’s working to bring police officers to students in Las Vegas middle

Read more at: http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/09/miss_america_2018_miss_nevada_police_andrea_martin.html