Daily Mirror

Court call for BAME people


BLACK Lives Matter activists should become magistrate­s to improve diversity, members of the bench say.

The number of magistrate­s has dropped 43% in the past eight years from 25,000 to 15,000 in 2019.

The Magistrate­s Associatio­n hopes scrutiny of the justice system after the protests will encourage BAME people to volunteer.

Magistrate Jacqueline MacDonald-Davis said: “No longer standing on the sideline and shouting in, [young people] have to engage in the process.”

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