By Agnes Leung On 25 May 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year old black African-American man was arrested after being accused of counterfeiting US 20-dollar-note in Minnesota, the United States. While in police custody, a white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for a period of 8 minutes 46 seconds. Despite Floyd’s desperate callContinue reading “The human rights challenges raised by the killing of George Floyd”
By Samuel Hoar Predictive Policing Derek Chauvin’s murder of George Floyd on 25 May 2020 sparked a wave of global protests against police racial discrimination and broader racial inequalities. In this light, concerns about the practice of predictive policing have gathered momentum and received greater public attention. This piece evaluates the supposed benefits of predictiveContinue reading “Predictive Policing & The Right to Non-Discrimination”
By Samuel Hoar The news media plays a fundamental role in a democratic system, acting as a conduit of information for the people to digest. It must be effective, and it must be trusted. Without a free press that accurately and informatively helps the people to understand the actions of their democratic representatives, ‘there isContinue reading “The Media and Democracy”
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