Labor has announced that it will vote against the Police, Crime, Conviction and Courts Bill, which could result in harsher penalties for damaging a statue than attacking a woman

David Lammy confirmed on Sunday morning that Labor would oppose the bill in parliament The party has urged the government to drop the proposals and instead pass laws to combat violence against women

The Shadow Justice Secretary said, “Sarah Everard’s tragic death sparked a national call for action to combat violence against women. This is no time to rush through ill-conceived measures to promote freedom of expression and the right to be.” Protest disproportionately to control ”

According to LabourList sources, the Labor leadership was initially willing to abstain from government legislation, although MPs like Richard Burgon and Jon Trickett had already announced they would vote against it

Plans for the flogging agreement appear to have changed after the Metropolitan Police faced criticism from across the political spectrum of running a vigil for Sarah Everard in south London, which began on Sept. March went missing

It was confirmed this weekend that Everard’s remains were found in a wooded area in Ashford, Kent. A serving police officer is in custody and was charged with her abduction and murder on Saturday

Lammy added, “Now is the time to unite the country and put in place long overdue protections for women from unacceptable violence, including action against domestic murder, rape and street harassment, and we must deal with the misogynists Address attitudes that underpin abuse of women

“Instead, the Conservatives have tabled a bill to divide the country It’s a mess that can lead to tougher penalties for damaging a statue than attacking a woman Labor is going against the bill on that basis of police, crime, conviction and courts vote

“We urge the government to drop its ill-conceived proposals and instead work with Labor to pass laws to combat violence against women that force so many across the country to live in fear”

Labor calls for “tougher penalties for attacks on frontline workers and increased penalties for terrorists”, as well as longer minimum sentences for stalking and rape, and that misogyny be made a hate crime

The opposition wants the introduction of a lifelong tariff for those found guilty of murdering a foreign kidnapper, a new law on street harassment, and an independent review to look into increasing domestic murder punishments / p>

Shadow Secretary Jess Phillips told the Andrew Marr Show, “You should get more for rape than you deface a statue … you can get more for tipping flies than for stalking right now”

The opposition party supports proposals in the draft law on dangerous driving, increased penalties for terrorists and other dangerous criminals, a police contract, reform of the criminal record and criminalization of sexual abuse by people in trust

However, government legislation also gives the police the power to be more “proactive” in protests deemed “extremely disruptive”, such as those of Extinction Rebellion

Civil rights organizations have criticized the proposals on the grounds that they threaten freedoms Liberty director Gracie Bradley said parts of the bill would “facilitate discrimination and undermine protest”

The bill states in a section on “intentionally or recklessly causing public harassment” that someone could be fined up to ten years in prison for “causing serious nuisance” or “serious inconvenience” to another person. caused

Sarah Everard’s vigil, organized by Reclaim These Streets, was canceled after the Met said it couldn’t be held due to Covid.Many, including the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, were nonetheless in attendance

Hundreds gathered Saturday night on Clapham Common Police officers were featured in videos and photos circulated online to forcibly remove women from the area in the dark

Reclaim These streets originally told participants to wear masks and be socially distant, and they made suggestions to the police, including staggered start times and time slots

The vigil organizers released a statement Saturday morning saying there were “positive discussions” with local officials but “those at Scotland Yard would not accept our suggestions”

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