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How the Stephen Lawrence case changed policing

By Ian Blair  

Stephen Lawrence’s death was a Rosa Parks moment for British policing

The racist murder of Stephen Lawrence and the report of Sir William Macpherson which followed it have been the most seismic events to hit the British police in the last 50 years—greater than the uncovering of networked corruption in the 1960s and likely to be more significant even than the apparently sorry tales emerging in front of the Leveson inquiry. And as always in British policing, Scotland Yard lies at its heart.

Macpherson’s report…

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