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#ReportHate

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in CampaignsshareShare
Jun
25

Police response to racial abuse and death threats online is leaving victims unsatisfied. A new report is calling for a national strategic unit to tackle the growing cases of online hate crime in England and Wales.

4 out of 5 victims of online hate crime don’t report it to the police

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Jun
25

reporthate
Police response to racial abuse and death threats online is leaving victims unsatisfied

A new report “#ReportHate: Combating Online Hatred” is calling for a national strategic unit to tackle the growing cases of online hate crime in England and Wales.

It was found that police forces lack the capability to properly deal with reports of directed racial abuse and even death threats online.

The report performed a targeted survey of over 200 purported victims of online hate crime and found that only 16% contacted the police.

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London commuters owed £56million in unclaimed refunds by Rail operators

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Jun
17

Rail-Delays
  • Estimated 25 million delayed journeys per year and millions owed in refunds, leads to calls to automate claims
  • Give TfL control of overland train lines.

Richard Tracey, GLA Conservative spokesman for Transport, will ask Boris Johnson what he can do to help overland train commuters claim back millions owed in refunds due to the high levels of delays faced on a daily basis.

Figures discovered by Mr Tracey indicate that an estimated 25,872,000 delayed journeys take place annually, with 85% of refunds remaining uncollected by commuters. This figure amounts to in excess of £56million a year.

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Police tasers used on kids and over 80s

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Jun
1

taser
LA-style taser cameras would remove ‘grey areas’ and cut litigation

Police Tasers are being used on kids as young as 13 and elderly people over 80 in London, according to new figures obtained by GLA Conservative Andrew Boff.

In 2013 and 2014, the gunlike devices were:
  • Fired at 11 people over 60
  • Aimed at a further 29 people over 60 – including 2 x 85 year olds
  • Fired at 2 kids aged 14
  • Aimed at 13 kids aged 13 or 14
 
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