European news today is depressing. In Istanbul, police arrested dozens of defence lawyers. In Greece, police shut down the state national broadcaster. In London, police mounted a huge pre-emptive operation to attack and disrupt the planned ‘Carnival Against Capitalism’, part of the week of London protests against the G8.
Yesterday morning more than a hundred […]
By Koos CouvÃ©e
An investigation that cleared police officers involved in the death of Sean Rigg Â 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.
Instead of thinking about police corruption, the Metropolitan Police would like you to concentrate on the cute puppies of their Puppy Police Academy while Wiltshire Police don’t mind if you laugh but would prefer that you don’t look too closely at video of their mobility scooter joyride, and wonder why all mobility scooters don’t […]
By Farzana Rahman / @bananarahmana
Last night, my sort ofÂ boyfriendÂ was competing in an “amateur” cage-fight. It was his 6th since he took up the sport. He’s not pro, doesn’t want to become pro, but enjoys the training and the discipline that comes with cage-fighting. His day job is a Physiotherapist and Sports Masseur. I’m competing in […]
Over the last couple of years more and more official Metropolitan Police twitter accounts have popped up. These are part of the Metâ€™s wider media operation, although the individual accounts are often controlled much further down the ranks – hence the ability not to spell â€œbeggarsâ€ correctly.Â And yesterday, theseÂ twoÂ tweetsÂ (pictured above) were posted by a […]Read more →
After the multi-award winning feature Injustice, documenting the struggles of families who lost loved ones at the hands of the police, comes a powerful and poetic cinema documentary about resistance to state brutality. Its makers, Migrant Media, are now fundraising to complete post-production on the film and initial distribution. Please support this effort, donate as […]Read more →
This is a guest post by @copwatcher
Copwatching can often lead to a distinct sense of dÃ©jÃ 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 â€“ 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 Justin / @justinthelibsoc
The name Stephen Lawrence always generates mixed feelings when I hear it. I am taken to think acutely about the sorrow of his family and those who knew and loved him. Also when I think of those who continued and continue the fight for justice long after the initial police investigation, a […]
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