BBC News interview with writer Darcus Howe

BBC News interviews Trinidadian British writer and broadcaster, Darcus Howe, on the street in Croydon on August 9, 2011, the morning after the first night protest and civil unrest.  He describes how “Stop & Search” policing (similar to the NYPD’s “Stop & Frisk” policy) has poisoned relations between the community and the police.  Howe argues the policy targets young men of color for harassment. Howe calls the events an “insurrection,” not a riot.  What kind of distinction is he trying to make? Is it convincing? Does it even matter how it’s labeled?


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