State Racism Kills Again

Posted in Janine's blog on Fri, 30/06/2006 - 13:42,

Yesterday, the Report was published into the appalling death in Feltham Young Offenders' Institution of Zahid Mubarek. Zahid was murdered by his racist cellmate Robert Stewart, but as his family's spokesperson pointed out at yesterday's press conference, this was an institutional murder by a prison system which didn't seem to see the problem in putting a racist in a cell with an Asian teenager.

Today, the 'In Depth' section of the BBCi text service tells us that "The inquiry heard Stewart sent racist mail, had a record of violence and was considered an untreatable psychopath - all clues to the risk he posed."

Clues? CLUES?! If crosswords had clues as easy as that, they would have the answers already written in.

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