By Koos Couvée
An investigation that cleared police officers involved in the death of Sean Rigg is not worth the paper it is written on, an independent review has concluded.
Sean Rigg, 40, died after being restrained and arrested in 2008 in Brixton, south London.
The initial IPCC report found no evidence of wrongdoing by police officers.
Over the last couple of years more and more official Metropolitan Police twitter accounts have popped up. These are part of the Met’s wider media operation, although the individual accounts are often controlled much further down the ranks – hence the ability not to spell “beggars” correctly. And yesterday, these two tweets (pictured above) were posted by a [...]Read more →
By Luqman Onikosi
A migrant’s life is full of uncertainty. For international students, foreign investors or skilled migrants, we have to justify ourselves in order to be given the chance to stay alive. How can we do this? In a system that decides who lives and dies on the basis of economics and race, our chances [...]
This is a guest post by @copwatcher
Copwatching can often lead to a distinct sense of déjà vu – the same stories keep appearing again and again. So what have we learnt this week?
We are creeping closer to the day when all coppers are armed – with Tasers
In Cambridgeshire, more beat officers and traffic police, not [...]
If you are a regular consumer of mainstream news then it might surprise you to find out that the British Police Force as an institution often fuck people up, they have and continue to harbour many individuals like Simon Harwood. Officers that are known to crack skulls, destroy homes, brutalise young people, sell personal [...]
By Aviva Stahl
Disclaimer: I’m not a queer or LGBT Muslim, so I am certain there are lived complexities and ambiguities to this particular controversy that I cannot understand. If the folks who are most immediately affected by this issue object, critique or respond to what I’ve written here, I will do whatever I can to ensure [...]
Officers from the Independent Police Complaints Commission investigating the death of Sean Rigg, who died in police custody at Brixton police station in 2008, yesterday arrested two serving and one retired Metropolitan Service Police (MPS) officers in connection with the on-going investigation and evidence given at the inquest into his death.
• Police Sergeant A, 50, was [...]
Dear Mandela – An Award Winning Film about the first post-apartheid generation of South Africa
With Question and Answer session with a South African Speaker
When their shantytowns were threatened with mass eviction, the young people of South Africa’s sprawling shack settlements rose from their shacks to protect their homes, their constitutional rights and their dignity.
By Ken Fero
Migrant Media has just released ‘Who Polices The Police?’ a documentary on the complicity of the Independent Police Complaints Commission in deaths in custody and the struggle of one family for justice. The film’s director, Ken Fero, writes about the making of the film and on the images that the police do not [...]
By Assed Baig / @assedbaig
The decision to extradite Talha Ahsan and Babar Ahmad is only one in a long line of subservient decisions that the UK judiciary has taken to please the US.
These two men have languished in prison, without charge, without an end in sight, for 6 and 8 years respectively. Their families going through a [...]
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