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The police: more corrupt than racist?

By David Goodhart  

Doreen Lawrence

Doreen Lawrence (mother of Stephen) is undoubtedly a woman who has lived with much darkness. I read her article in the Guardian last week to mark the 10th anniversary of the Macpherson report. She has become a deeply politicised figure—right and proper you might think, given what has happened to her, and yet I felt the overbearing presence of a political “line” which is never good.

Reading her again sent me back to the book she wrote: And Still I Rise. Towards…

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