Reactions to the Mark Duggan Verdict from The Guardian

The family of Mark Duggan, whose death in Tottenham sparked the 2011 riots across England, were left devastated as an inquest jury decided that though he was not holding a gun when shot by the police, they nevertheless found the marksman’s decision to open fire to be lawful. In these two pieces from The Guardian Stafford Scott, friend and associate of the Duggan family, argues that London’s “marginalised live in a parallel, unjust universe”, while Vikram Dodd reports on the home secretary Theresa May’s decision to monitor and crack down on unlawful use of stop and search by police officers, “a power that is used disproportionately against ethnic minority Britons”, in the light of the recent verdict.

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