If there is anyplace in the world worse than the
United States in terms of racism in the criminal justice system, it is Britain.
Although Black Londoners made up only six percent of the population, they
comprised 44 percent of those arrested for "suspicion" - or "sus" - of somehow
being criminals. Many more were accosted by police in a frenzy of color-coded
harassment that culminated in the 1977 dragnet that police called "Operation
Nigger Hunt." Tony Blair's outgoing regime is determined to bring back the bad
old days under the guise of anti-terror policing, in a country where Blacks are
six times as likely to be stopped and searched than whites.