The British government received detailed information on rape gang activity in the city of Rotherham at least as early as 2002, according to a new report, but failed to act on it for another decade, and only after the media picked up the story. More than 1,500 girls may have been sexually abused in the city between 1997 and 2013. A previous government report found police and local officials feared racism allegations if they took action because the gang members were of Pakistani descent and most of their victims were white.
While the 7th Circuit judge is often skeptical of the government's position, some of her conclusions will give pause to civil libertarians.
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