By Koos CouvÃ©e
With the Games capturing the imagination of millions across the country and the medals for Team GB pouring in, it is hard to imagine that it was only a year ago that England witnessed the biggest social unrest for a generation â€“ the August riots.
On this day last year, the disturbances that began […]
VIDEO: Who Polices The Police?
(52minutes/UK/2012/Ken Fero/Migrant Media)
Sean Rigg dies in a caged area in Brixton Police Station in August 2008 and the Independent Police Complaint Commission (IPCC) are called in to investigate. Sean’s family are shocked at the death and this soon turns to anger when the government appointed IPCC begin to make error after […]
The coroner in the Sean Rigg inquest is expected to take a decision tomorrow on whether or not the death of Rigg, who died in police custody in Brixton in 2008, could be seen to be due to police neglect.
On Monday the coroner already ruled out the familyâ€™s submission for the jury to return a […]
With the storm over the not guilty verdict for PC Simon Harwood still raging, it’s time to ask some crucial questions and put the case into context. The following questions have been picked from Guardian articles (credit to Paul Lewis) and other internet sources.
Serious questions about the investigation and the trial remain:
How was PC Harwood […]Read more →
Today, 33 years after his death at the hands of the police during an anti-nazi demonstration in Southall, west London, we commemorate New-Zealand born teacher Clement Blair Peach.
Blair Peach, anti-racist activist and president of the East London NUT branch was struck by a police baton during a demonstration against the decision of the far-right National […]
What a joke! All of it, the whole process. Last night the House of Lords passed a clause hidden in the legal aid bill to criminalise squatting in residential properties essentially making thousands of homeless people criminals overnight. A whole section of the very poorest and most vulnerable in society have been made criminals […]
Thusha Kamaleswaran had her life irreparably changed after being shot by young men of African descent from South London. Following a thorough investigation the perpetrators have been convicted for their horrendous crimes. Her family were able to announce yesterday that “We are very happy that justice has been done”.Â When violent crimes are committed, the public […]Read more →
StopWatch to flash mob centralÂ LondonÂ â€“ Saturday 17 March 2012 from
14.00 atÂ Trafalgar Square,Â Leicester Square andÂ OxfordÂ CircusÂ
Urban dancers dressed asÂ police officersÂ will perform in centralÂ LondonÂ this Saturday to raise awareness ofÂ police discriminationÂ whilst using controversialÂ stop and searchÂ powers.
By Koos CouvÃ©e
Eleven years after the release of Injustice, a film about deaths in police custody, director Ken Fero remains a relatively unknown filmmaker. Despite having received several international awards and being dubbed â€œone of the most powerful films ever made in this countryâ€ by the Guardian, the film was never broadcast on British television. […]
At Kilmorie Primary School, around 200 local residents attended a Lewisham Police co-ordinated meeting about the shooting of British Ghanaian man by the police. I attended the meeting only in the last 40 minutes but I was told by another attendee that: the police could answer no questions on the specific circumstances as the […]
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