My inmate number is ND7568. The title of this piece is “The London Police.” This is Kenjuan Congo, Jr. calling from a prison camp behind enemy lines.
I recently released a commentary about Queen Elizabeth the II, and yesterday, Sunday, October 2, 2022, the NFL hosted a game in London. The UK happens to be a hot topic right now, so let’s keep the dialogue going. Because the NFL was in London yesterday, I want to talk about the London Police.
The report released on August 8, 2022 details how the London police strip searched 650 mostly black youth in a two year period. This investigation followed widespread outrage over the case of a 15 year old girl who was strip searched after she was wrongly suspected of carrying cannabis at her London school. The strip search happened without an adult present despite knowing that the 15 year old girl was menstruating and her parents were not notified.
This investigation that was launched afterwards details how that in almost a quarter of the cases, an appropriate adult was not present during the search despite that they require under statutory guidelines. It also highlights children, aged 10 to 17, who have been subjected to these strip searches in 2018 were black 75% of the time.
The majority of these searches yielded no further action. That shows how unsuccessful these unjustified searches were. The London police operate outside of the law and are state sanctioned child abuse. This report provides evidence of racist and discriminatory policing while dehumanizing black children.
For more on this report, go to presstv.ir. I support the people and organizations that are fighting for an end to all the injustices perpetuated by the United Kingdom.
This is Kenjuan Congo Jr. calling from a prison camp behind enemy lines. All power to the people.
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