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Issue No. 2425

Mark Duggan verdict upheld

A demand from Mark Duggan’s family to overturn the verdict of “lawful killing” was rejected by the High Court on Tuesday of this week.

The verdict was returned at an inquest into Mark’s death in January.

The family said that since the jury accepted he was unarmed when police killed him the shooting could not be lawful.


Records wrong on secret cops

More than half of Britain’s undercover officers are not on an official database supposed to record them, according to a report.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary reveals there are 1,229 undercover officers across Britain.

But the national undercover index only has 568 officers. 


More terror arrests made 

Police have arrested six people under the terror laws. The police said the arrests were related to the Syrian civil war.

An Islamophobic crackdown is targeting Muslims as the government becomes embroiled in a new Middle East war. 


Debates on a better system

Comedian Russell Brand is set to take part in a discussion with Labour Party member Owen Jones.

Brand’s new book Revolution argues that the system isn’t working. 

It will be broadcast to over 200 cinemas across Britain. 


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Tue 14 Oct 2014, 17:19 BST
Issue No. 2425
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