On the evening of the Mark Duggan verdict, Diane Abbott MP tweeted the following:
— Diane Abbott MP (@HackneyAbbott) January 8, 2014
Well, Diane, your bafflement is because you weren’t inside the court room for three months listening to the evidence, were you, you idiot? Does she think her tweet was helpful? Why does she not devote herself to tackling gun crime within the young black male community – or does she think that it is not a problem, a disproportionate problem, and that the reason we hear about it so often is because we’re all racists? She’s tweeted some daft and mischief making stuff in her time, but this one, I think, is the worst of the lot.
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