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January 10, 2012
 

The Hate Crime That Changed Britain

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Written by: Hugh Muir and Richard Sprenger




T

he racially motivated murder of black British teen Stephen Lawrence became a cause célèbre, prompting changes in policing, forensic science, the law, employment and community relations, ultimately leading to two convictions last week.

Guardian editor Hugh Muir interviews people closely involved with the case, including the Lawrence family’s lawyer — Imran Khan, former Scotland Yard chief —  John Grieve, and Richard Stone, who sat on the public inquiry. Muir asks whether the changes that came were substantial and long-lasting.












 
 

 
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