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Stephen Lawrence: ‘100 years before Met has ethnic mix’ of London – police

Image copyright AFP Image caption Stephen Lawrence had wanted to be an architect when he was murdered at the age of 18 It will be 100 years before the Met Police has the same ethnic mix as the population it serves, the force said. Currently 14% of Met officers are from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, but the 2011 Census shows 40.2% of Londoners identify as BAME. The force said it wanted to recruit an extra 250 BAME officers per year. It comes as the force announced how it…

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NFL notebook: Cowboys, DE Lawrence hope to avoid tag

The Dallas Cowboys could put the franchise tag on defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence beginning Tuesday, but they apparently do not want to be forced into using that option. Dec 9, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) rushes the passer in the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Monday that the Cowboys hope to reach agreement with Lawrence on a long-term contract extension before the March 5 deadline for franchise tags. The…

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Stephen Lawrence: How has his murder changed policing?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The murder of Stephen Lawrence led to a wide range of changes to policing Twenty years ago, an inquiry into the death of teenager Stephen Lawrence led to widespread changes of police procedures and their attitudes towards race. But how much has changed? One of the first acts of the Labour government in 1997 was to announce a public inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence. The black teenager had been stabbed to death in a racist attack in south-east London four years earlier.…

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Rise of the Tiger: Freshman QB Lawrence carries Clemson to title

SANTA CLARA, California – When Clemson coach Dabo Swinney promoted freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence to a starting role over incumbent Kelly Bryant in September, some people questioned the wisdom of the switch. Jan 7, 2019; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney celebrates with the national championship trophy after beating the Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2019 College Football Playoff Championship game at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Lawrence showed why he was Swinney’s choice Monday night, playing like a veteran rather than a…

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Lawrence murder suspect pleads guilty to cannabis charge

Image copyright Julia Quenzler A suspect in the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993 has pleaded guilty to conspiring to supply “huge quantities” of cannabis resin. Jamie Acourt, 42, had previously denied the change but changed his plea on the second day of his trial at Kingston Crown Court. Acourt, originally from Eltham, south-east London, was extradited from Spain where he was living until his arrest in May. He is due to be sentenced on Friday. Mr Acourt was never convicted of the attack on Stephen Lawrence in 1993…

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James Lawrence: New Wales player’s unconventional back story

James Lawrence joined Anderlecht from Slovakian club AS Trencin in August 2018 for £405,000 Perhaps it is in keeping with his playing pedigree as one of the great left wingers that Ryan Giggs would make such a left-field selection. James Lawrence of Anderlecht was not so much a name unfamiliar to Wales fans but one that had to be quickly hammered into internet search engines when manager Giggs named his squad for the games with Denmark and Albania. Out of the blue and into a red shirt. Not even the…

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Wales call up Anderlecht defender James Lawrence and Swansea’s Daniel James

James Lawrence joined Anderlecht from Slovakian club AS Trencin in August, 2018 for a £405,000 fee Uefa Nations League: Wales v Denmark Venue: Cardiff City Stadium Date: Fri, 16 Nov Kick-off: 19:45 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary. Anderlecht defender James Lawrence has been called up by Wales for the games against Denmark and Albania. Henley-on-Thames born Lawrence, 26, was a youngster with Arsenal and QPR and joined Anderlecht in August 2018. Wales Under-21 winger…

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Cowboys’ Lawrence says he has torn labrum

Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence told reporters Friday he has been playing through a torn labrum in his shoulder the past two seasons. FILE PHOTO: Sep 30, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence (90) rushes the passer in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Lawrence is questionable for Dallas’ game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday as a result of the injury. He aggravated the shoulder hitting Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson early in the…

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Celebgate hacker jailed over Jennifer Lawrence hack

Image copyright PA Image caption At the time, Jennifer Lawrence called the hack equivalent to a sex crime A man who hacked into the Apple iCloud accounts of Hollywood stars, including Jennifer Lawrence, has been sentenced to eight months in prison in the US. The notorious Celebgate hack resulted in nude photos and videos of Lawrence and other celebrities stolen and posted online. George Garofano was one of four people charged in the 2014 hacking scandal. Three others have already been sentenced to terms of between nine and 18 months…

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Stephen Lawrence killer to get damages

Image copyright PA Image caption David Norris is serving a life sentence for Stephen Lawrence’s murder One of Stephen Lawrence’s killers has settled a claim with the Ministry of Justice after he was attacked in prison. David Norris suffered a broken nose and ribs at HMP Belmarsh in 2011 where he was being held on remand ahead of his trial for murder. He sued for damages, reported to be £10,000, after the assault. Norris and another man, Gary Dobson, were found guilty of murdering the teenager in a racist attack…

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