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Claudia Webbe is Vice Chair to the Operation Trident Independent Advisory Group, tackling gun crime across London.

She was the former Director of Westminster Race Equality Council and the former Director of Bath and North East Somerset Race Equality Council and an Advisor to the former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone.

Claudia is an Executive Member of the National Assembly against Racism and an Advisor to the “Kick Racism out of Football” campaign chaired by Lord Herman Ouseley and she is a board member of London Crimestoppers.

Blog posts by Claudia Webbe

'Intrusive' use of Stop and Search will not lead to a better childhood

February 2nd, 2009 by Claudia Webbe

We should all be concerned that Sir Paul Stephenson, the new commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, is advocating the continued and widespread use of the historically failed tool of "stop and search", which allows the police to act without the need for "reasonable grounds" as in Section 60 of the Crim...

Neglecting our Young People: the scourge of gun, knife and violent crime

May 14th, 2008 by Claudia Webbe

The ruthless vicious murder of our children and young people as signified by the recent murders of Steven Bigby and 16-year-old Jimmy Mizen, can never simply be defined as two polarised opposites, there are processes in between, where the needs of children and young people have been neglected and thus s...

Lewis Hamilton does not deserve such racist abuse

February 5th, 2008 by Claudia Webbe

Despite my many years of anti-racist activism and campaigning, I am deeply shocked, horrified and alarmed at the brutal racist treatment of Lewis Hamilton and his family at the hands of so called Formula One supporters. Surely, there can be no place in modern civil society for such barbaric inhumane...

Cameron is wrong over 'stop and search' claims

January 30th, 2008 by Claudia Webbe

In an interview in today's Sun newspaper, the Conservative leader, David Cameron would have us believe that an increase in the police use of stop and search would help to solve gun, knife and violent crime. His claims come despite the clear evidence that black communities are already up to six times...

Policing by Consent

November 2nd, 2007 by Claudia Webbe

Last month in a hard hitting campaign, Operation Trident, the London based community led policing initiative that tackles the disproportionate affect of gun crime on the Black community launched a new crusade targeted at 13 to 19 year olds. Waking up to the reality that victims and perpetrators of...

The Courage of Jessie James - Making it safe to talk

August 9th, 2007 by Claudia Webbe

The courts in Manchester at the coroner’s inquest into the death of young courageous Jessie James have taken the brave and radical move to provide anonymity to vulnerable witnesses. For the first time, since his brutal gangland murder, the police now have usable witness statements. Building trust and ...

Disarming our young “Urban Soldiers”.

July 26th, 2007 by Claudia Webbe

Schools are only just out and already we have a another youth murder on our hands, sadly there will be more senseless killings of young people on our streets this summer and not even the bad weather will deter this reality. Across London there are proposed targeted responses to the inevitable summe...

Violent crime - protecting children from abuse

May 3rd, 2007 by Claudia Webbe

Today the Guardian newspaper reveals that Sir Ian Blair, Metropolitan Police Commissioner, is calling for a child protection approach to address the growth of violent gun and knife crime amongst the young, this has long been the requirement of child care legislation. In extreme cases, children who...

Tony Blair's comments are a kick in the teeth for Black communities

April 13th, 2007 by Claudia Webbe

Prime Minister, Tony Blair's comments that the Black community "...need to be mobilised in denunciation of this gang culture that is killing innocent young Black kids..." is a kick in the teeth to five generations of the UK's Black community and the countless foremothers and forefathers...

Sadly, more young people will die from this culture of violence

March 19th, 2007 by Claudia Webbe

The implementation this year of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006, which gives amongst other things powers to teachers to search pupils for weapons, will be of little comfort to the parents of 15-year-old Adam Regis and 16-year-old Kodjo Yenga who were recently stabbed to death in public. Some of our yo...