As a musician and a policeman, I’ve watched as the police have consistently misunderstood and stigmatised black music and the people who make it. When I hear the complaints about Drill music, I hear echoes of the way things have always been.
Back in the 1970s and 1980s, reggae music venues, from record shops and clubs to house parties, attracted disproportionate attention from the police ...
Leroy Logan has been both a senior policeman and a serious musician. For decades, he’s seen the police in London misunderstand and criminalise black music.
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