Stephen Lawrence and Sir Ian Blair
16 years has passed since Stephen Lawrence was brutally murdered and they still continue to deny and make excuses.
It’s good to see that some things will NEVER change.
Sir Ian Blair, the former Scotland Yard chief, has claimed that police who investigated the murder of Stephen Lawrence were not “necessarily racist”.
In comments likely to stoke tensions more than a decade after the Macpherson report ruled that the Metropolitan police was “institutionally racist”, Sir Ian said that officers had treated the 18-year-old’s family in the same “monochrome” way as many other working class people at the time.
In his 1999 report, Sir William Macpherson blamed racist attitudes for the police’s failings in the Lawrence case and said that Stephen’s mother and father had been treated with “insensitivity and lack of sympathy” on the night of the murder in 1993.
However Sir Ian, giving evidence yesterday to the Metropolitan police authority’s race and faith inquiry, said: “Anybody who has read the Macpherson report would recognise an institution that was treating people in a very monochrome way.
“I do not necessarily believe that there was anything racist about the activities of the Metropolitan Police in relation to the Lawrences.
“What the investigators did was treat the Lawrences in the same way as they would any family of working class people but they did not understand the expectations and the experiences of the black community. That is what has changed.” Continue Reading…
Don’t try to insult our intelligence Sir Ian!
The racist individuals put in charge of handling this case at the time simply didn’t care, and had no interest in investigating Stephen’s murder or bringing his killers to justice.
Why? Bcause the victim was a young black male who they asumed was ‘probably a trouble maker anyway’.
Stephen Lawrence was attacked and stabbed to death by racists in Eltham, South East London, in April 1993.
No one has been convicted of his murder.
Rest In Peace Stephen Lawrence.