#BlackPoliceArchive – The National Black Police Association (NBPA) attaches huge significance to the discovery of John Kents “aka Black Kent” career, which it says is totally unexpected.

“The significance is that while we had people of colour joining that far back, it took until 2003 before we had the first black chief constable [Kent’s Mike Fuller],” said David McFarlane, the then NBPA’s national co-ordinator.

“A lot of people are under the misapprehension that black people only arrived here during the Windrush years [1940s and 1950s], or when the Asians came in the 1970s, but people of colour have been in this country for centuries.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/the-black-police-officer-who-pounded-the-beat-150-years-ago-420863.html

See the Guardian News article

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2013/feb/03/britain-19th-century-black-police-officer

We are absolutely incensed by the number of senseless killings of young life in London. This is going to be a major topic at our up and coming YBPA summit on the 19th July 2014 in Old Street. Like our new facebook.com/voyage.ybpa and twitter @voyageybpa99 and of course check out the stats on the Citizen Report.

Welcome to Citizens Report; we developed this site to demonstrate how citizens can create their own community intelligence and instantly alert others about crime and other harmful issues in their neighbourhoods. Since developing CitizensReportUK the software has been ported to Africa, South America and West Indies, and the UK Police have finally developed their own online and mobile crime reporting. This last development means we will be closing down our own public crime reporting portal and we will only maintain our more serous violent crime mapping elements, including:

Mapping and information page on London Teenage murders: Teenage Murders in London
Mapping of British Homicides: British Murders 2011 2012 and 2013

http://www.citizensreportuk.org/index.html