Home Office ‘covering up’ its own study of why refugees come to the UK

Refugees on a boat

source: The Guardian
published: 20 November 2021

The Home Office is covering up its own research into why refugees and asylum seekers travel to the UK because ministers “know their arguments don’t stand up,” charities claim.

Officials are refusing to release its evidence on whether so-called “pull factors” play a part in asylum seekers making journeys to the UK.

On Thursday deputy prime minister Dominic Raab talked about “reducing the pull factor” in an attempt to justify the government’s controversial plans for asylum processing centres in Albania.

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More than half of police killings are mislabeled, new U.S. study says

Black Lives Matter (BLM) No Racism Notessource: New York Times
published: 30 September 2021

Police killings in America have been undercounted by more than half over the past four decades, according to a new study that raises pointed questions about racial bias among medical examiners and highlights the lack of reliable national record keeping on what has become a major public health and civil rights issue.

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Washington and published on Thursday in The Lancet, a major British medical journal, amounts to one of the most comprehensive looks at the scope of police violence in America, and the disproportionate impact on Black people.

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Adolph Grimes: New Orleans NOPD goes to trial for civil rights violations

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source/credits: The Law Office of Glenn C. McGovern
published: 5 July 2021

A civil jury trial date has officially been set on August 2, 2021,for the January 1, 2009, police shooting 82 40 caliber low trajectory angle shots into Adolph Grimes III body. NOPD plain clothes officer killed Grimes, in violation of 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 Civil Rights Act wrongful death case of Adolph Grimes III. The civil jury civil rights trial is set for August 2, 2021, in the Eastern District Court Federal Courthouse in New Orleans.

Of the 27 instances between January 2009 and May 2010 in which NOPD officers intentionally discharged their firearms at people, all 27 of the subjects of this deadly force were African American.

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