Monday, January 11, 2010

Gardaí accused of racial discrimination

GARDAÍ have been accused of racial discrimination following the release of EU research which found Sub-Saharan Africans are twice as likely to be subjected to police stops than other members of the public.

The European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey found in a 12-month period 59% of Africans surveyed had been stopped at least once by gardaí. One in three eastern Europeans were stopped at least once in the same period. More than 1,000 Sub-Saharan Africans and eastern Europeans were surveyed.

1 comment:

Daithi said...

where is the problem ? Many Africans especially sub saharan Africans are likely to be failed asylum seekers , do these people who asked the questions have any idea of crime levels by Africans in Ireland ? if you have a population who is known to be majority failed asylum seekers or into crime then sure it goes without thinking that you will mainly target that nationality .