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Police had ‘no malice’ when they hoped a boy was raped

Police had ‘no malice’ when they hoped a boy was raped Two cops were dismissed from the Avon and Somerset force last week after they were recorded saying they hoped a teenage boy “got raped”.

New documentary shows cover-up behind Ulster Volunteer Force killings

New documentary shows cover-up behind Ulster Volunteer Force killings Six Catholic men were murdered in a rural Northern Ireland pub in 1994. Who was responsible?

Report into deaths in custody needs to go further for justice

Report into deaths in custody needs to go further for justice A long-awaited investigation into incidents in police custody highlights problems in the police force, but it doesn’t go far enough in looking for solutions, writes Alistair Farrow

Families march for justice after deaths in police custody

Families march for justice after deaths in police custody  The annual United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) held its annual march in central London on Saturday. 

Family demands answers over Yassar Yaqub’s death at London protest

Family demands answers over Yassar Yaqub’s death at London protest A coachload of protesters rallied at Downing Street last Saturday demanding justice for Yassar Yaqub, who was killed by police in West Yorkshire on 2 January.

Stand Up To Racism conference is a key event to help take on the racist right

Stand Up To Racism conference is a key event to help take on the racist right Participants range from shadow ministers to trade unionists, campaigners, students and grassroots anti-racist activists. Dave Sewell looks at some of the reasons people will be there

Cage director found guilty for refusing cops’ ‘digital strip search’

26 September 2017
The international director of Cage, a human rights group, was found guilty this week of an offence under the Terrorism Act.

Parsons Green arrests prompt racist backlash

26 September 2017
 A bucket filled with explosives partially detonated on a tube train at Parsons Green, west London, on 15 September

Figures reveal how cops' pet watchdog treats complaints

19 September 2017
If you complain about the cops, the way you are treated will vary wildly depending on where you live.

Tasered and bitten by police dog, man died in van

12 September 2017
Adrian McDonald died in the back of a police van after being Tasered and bitten twice by a police dog, a tribunal heard

New report into Rotherham child abuse excuses top council officials and police

12 September 2017
A new report says senior officials at Rotherham council knew of problems with child sexual exploitation—but none should be charged over failures.

Edson Da Costa’s family continue to fight for truth and justice as funeral approaches

29 August 2017
The funeral of Edson Da Costa was set to take place in London on Friday of this week. Edson died in June after being stopped by police in Newham, east London.

Racist cops try to ruin Notting Hill Carnival

29 August 2017
With a tribute to Grenfell, an anti-racist float and 1,000 arrests, this year’s Notting Hill Carnival was deeply political, Tomáš Tengely-Evans reports

Sexism is what stops reporting of rape

29 August 2017
The case of a woman jailed for lying about rape highlights systematic hypocrisy over sexual assault, writes Sadie Robinson

Thousands of protesters in Rome defend refugees after police attacks

29 August 2017
Thousands of people marched through Rome last Saturday in protest at police violence against refugees.

Let’s party against the racists at Notting Hill Carnival

22 August 2017
Love Music Hate Racism will be part of this year’s Notting Hill Carnival event in west London.

More stop and search can’t cut knife crime

21 August 2017
London police are exploiting recent horrific knife crimes to demand more powers. At the same time, the annual crackdown in the run up to Notting Hill Carnival looks set to involve sinister new surveillance techniques. Alistair Farrow spoke to people in London who bear the brunt of police racism

Cops accused of ‘dragging out’ the wait for justice for Edson Da Costa

14 August 2017
Relatives of Edson Da Costa are still waiting for answers over why the 25 year old father died after being stopped by police.

Abuse survivor slams police for paying convicted child rapist in Newcastle case

11 August 2017
A survivor of child sexual exploitation has spoken out against the use of a convicted child rapist as a police informant in the Newcastle abuse case.

Sexist attitudes behind police failings in Newcastle abuse case

10 August 2017
Sexual abuse and sexist attitudes aren’t the preserve of Asian men. They are at the heart of capitalist society. And this explains police failings.

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