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The Guardian: Over 1000 BAME names removed from ‘disproportionate’ police list

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More than 1,000 young men who were on a controversial Met police list even though they were classed as posing little or no risk of violence, have been removed.

Current Metropolitan Police chief Mark Rowley said the list of alleged gang members “amplified disproportionality” and must be radically reformed.

The gang violence matrix was branded part of a “racialised war” on gangs by Amnesty International and was found potentially to be breaching data laws by the information commissioner and placed men on it who should not have been there.

Source: Met police chief to reform list of alleged gang members targeting black men | Metropolitan police | The Guardian

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