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UK NEWS: POLICE DEFEND BLACK MUSIC CONCERT CRACKDOWN

Via BBC News Police have defended their use of a controversial form that requires live music venues to hand over details of performers, promoters and fans. Form 696 has helped cut shootings and stabbings in and around London gig venues, the Metropolitan Police said. The Met introduced the risk assessment form to identify gigs where trouble might flare up, partly in response to black-on-black shootings. But it has been criticised for being heavy-handed and racially motivated. The Met said the form had []

UK NEWS: TEENAGER SHOT DEAD IN CROSS FIRE

A teenager shot dead in a supermarket was an innocent bystander caught in crossfire, police have said. The 18-year-old was killed in the Costcutter store in Walworth, south-east London on Wednesday night. Officers said he was with family members when he was shot as two men tried to force their way past him while trying to get away from someone. About five men were then seen to leave the area on mopeds. A 19-year-old man has been arrested. The 18-year-old victim is []

AUDIO OF THE DAY: REMY MA AND FORMER FRIEND/ SHOOTING VICTIM MAKEDA BARNES-JOSEPH SPEAK TO MISS JONES (HOT 97)

from madnews.wordpress.co posted with vodpod This is just sad….. Makeda Barnes-Joseph called in to the Miss Jones radio show yesterday morning (May 14th), and was desperate to tell her side of this messy story. I’m not sure why Makeda bothered calling in to be honest. Miss Jones and her side kick DJ Envy had already made up their minds with regards to this incident. They weren’t really interested in what she had to say, and were making light of her obvious distress. Makeda should have sensed the ‘we don’t believe you, you need more people’ treatment on the other []