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BTEG' s Response to Theresa May

BTEG's Chief Executive Jeremy Crook was featured on the ITV Lunchtime News today to respond to the new Prime Minister's speech in which she said that If you're black you are treated more harshly by the criminal justice system.

  • BTEG agrees with new PM that black people are treated more harshly by the criminal justice system. This must be a high priority for the for the Government for the next four years

  • .BTEG calls on the new PM to set a 2020 target to reduce the high number of young black people in custody

  • BTEG calls on the new Government to end ethnic inequalities in the criminal justice system.

  • The Young Review and it’s independent expert advisers should play a greater role in helping the Justice Secretary to improve outcomes for young black and Muslim men

  • 30% of young black men in London are unemployed compared to 14% of young white men. Read more here

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