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CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE (CPS): We call upon the CPS to redouble its efforts to prosecute PC MacFarlane

    1. ZITA HOLBOURNE
    2. Petition by

      ZITA HOLBOURNE

      LONDON, United Kingdom

JURY VERDICT IN THE CAST OF PC MACFARLANE

We are appalled that a second jury trying policeman PC Alex MacFarlane charged with racially abusing a suspect has been discharged after they failed to reach a verdict. PC Alex MacFarlane a Metropolitan police officer based at Forest Gate in east London, had been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence against 21-year-old Mauro Demetrio in the back of a police van in August last year. MacFarlane was accused of telling a young black man under arrest: "The problem with you is that you will always be a nigger".

This case remains explosive in terms of its potential effect on police black community relations already severely strained in the aftermath of the shooting of Mark Duggan and the August 2011 riots. Such are the deep and underlying tensions between police and London’s black communities it remains critical to the public interest that PC MacFarlane faces prosecution despite the failure of two juries to reach a verdict.

The recent failures of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to secure convictions in the case of MacFarlane and that of Chelsea Football Club player John Terry we believe amount to the virtual ‘legalising’ of racist abuse. We note the CPS decided to charge only once and the Guardian Newspaper published an article based on audio recordings from inside the police van made by Mr Demetrio on his mobile. This audio tape provided dramatic and compelling evidence that
Mr Demetrio was a clear victim of a racially aggravated public order offence. It is beyond doubt that PC McFarlane’s comments were racially motivated. The failure of the jury to recognize that a serious crime has been committed in spite of the evidence illustrates the necessity of ensuring multi-racial juries in all race sensitive cases. We call upon the CPS to redouble its efforts to prosecute PC MacFarlane and ensure that these dangerous non-court verdicts do not have the effect of normalizing vile racist abuse.

INITIAL SIGNATORIES:

Lee Jasper , Chair of the London Race & Criminal Justice Consortium.
Charles Critchlow, Chair National Black Police Officers Association.
Zita Holbourne, Co Chair Black Activists Rising Against the Cuts.
Simon Woolley, Operation Black Vote.
Aaron Kiely, NUS Black Students Campaign
Ava Vidal, Patron Show Racism the Red Card
Peter Herbert, Chair Society of Black Lawyers

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    • ibeh ibeh LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      if court has a reasonble evidence police has commited an offence prosecute him or her what deferwent does it make

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    • ibeh ibeh LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Why is 2 Black Stones House king’ Wood

      Estate London England United Kingdom

      United State. Court of Appeals, SE218NY

      District of Columbia Date 22/03/2013

      Circuit 333 Constitution Ave.,NW re government issues

      Washington, DC 20001

      Mr president obama, the election you win genuine, you have no ground on it were the owner of government is concern he or her has not giving you any approval to be a part of the government, judge, government is his or her personal property and not your please. Mr president obama regardless you have win an election if the owner of government ask USA the next day after the election he or her want USA to live government property alone while USA is living the government you yourself you no longer a government wasn’t it yes. How come is because you are black or baby independent seeker was interruption ground. Congo capital nor christlle could hardly do better. As a matter of fact both myself and christlle are looking at the general point we don’t have to have a case before been entitled to raise a point on a surveys form. However the difficulty of not gating any approval of government can be this, Germany give you that you believe you have win case over Germany we usually go to court to kill who lost a case on court who do you win from court surveys form after you have filed one without haven’t any case in court and your request was granted, for the fact whom you win over is the one you usually kill over he or her has lost a court case. i say both myself and christlle are looking at the general point of we don’t have to have a case before been entitled to raised a point on a surveys form . Still christlle and friend do not understand or make any senses of what i am sating judge meanwhile a comedian say you have to be a life before you can write a book thanks. I appreciate the fact .f.court has perfectly understood what I am saying thanks. I don’t have to die before looking for protection to bea life and is not after i have been injured i then look for protection on the injury i have already have. for instant if i have a goat and my goat get injury on the leg on 20.3.13 and on 21.3.13 i say to judge i am looking for protection on my goat same leg, judge say what on, i say i don’t want my goat to have injury on the leg i suspect that my goat may be going out on 20.3.13 judge say your goat has already have injury on her leg on 20.3.13 and today is 21.3.13 i am talking about another injury or what, i say no is the same one i trying to protect my goat from getting it is under medicine after die or injury. and as a result of this .f. court document issued on 12.3.13 15:57 are as follows Access to justice goes hand-in-hand with the protection of judges, court staff, and the public in these court facilities. In the event of a natural or man-made disaster the Judiciary anticipates the continuation of court operations, through training at circuit-wide workshops and regular tests of its own business continuity and emergency preparedness plans. Which is judiciary may give order to stop the man made operations of the court. 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Now i tell what , why this case are reflected to this, British government usually reach this lady execution by away of using me as the middle man some other man may like to be used, i don’t thanks, after the British government ever saw any of this lady give them few penny of government they start to show .f. court how mad i am on the wire , in which the big point are after the lady has any child or children from they old man they can simple reach a case over is it not after these lady going with him she can only approach court for kids custody of him and then he is the one to be kill on the court proceeding he is therefore believe that he has a right to block what ever me and they old lady are doing, while in order to tell those man they are disable the issues of surveys form was reach before .f. court such are after you have filed surveys form and your request was grantee who do you kill in that court proceeding while you have no one as your opponent Mr protector of a woman idiots. which result you can’t come after me over you have win a court case were ever you are in this world. This world testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government is i have won a case of government. when Mabel tomusange has a chance to follows the court order Mabel man is at the option they are in love and for the fact they are in love the court order can not be obey while Mabel man plan his way to win his child custody from Mabel and move on from the things he has heard on the custody dispute between myself and Mabel while Mabel is securing her marriages when the man Mabel are with force Mabel to lost her money in court

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    • Kwaku Kwaku LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      I'm interested in a move to develop the "multi racial" suggestion make in this statement: "The failure of the jury to recognize that a serious crime has been committed in spite of the evidence illustrates the necessity of ensuring multi-racial juries in all race sensitive cases. "

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    • Kwaku Kwaku LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      The failure of the jury to recognize that a serious crime has been committed in spite of the evidence illustrates the necessity of ensuring multi-racial juries in all race sensitive cases. W

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    • Ricky Diggs EL SEGUNDO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Justice ...

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