The racist Form 696 used to target black artists has been scrapped in London.
Since 2005, promoters and licensees have been asked to complete a “Form 696” as a risk assessment for hosting music events with DJs and MCs.
The Met denied the form had been used to target particular genres but said it had decided to drop it after a fall in “serious incidents” at music events.
Safety standards have been raised in venues, police say, which led to the decision.
Superintendent Roy Smith of the Met, said:
“It is clear that in recent years the landscape of the night time economy in London has changed and thankfully we have seen a reduction in serious incidents at promoted music events, particularly those involving firearms.”
London Mayor Sadiq Khan had called for a review of the form’s use earlier this year.
The force said it would instead use a new “voluntary partnership approach” across the city.
“This will provide an excellent opportunity to share information at a local level and work to identify any enhanced risk to ensure the safety of the public,” it said.
It took 12 years folks…12 YEARS!!!
But respect to Mayor Sadiq Khan for helping to finally end this racist practice.