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Spy cop who was used against the Stephen Lawrence family

Spy cop who was used against the Stephen Lawrence family The third police spy who targeted those fighting for justice for Stephen Lawrence has been named.

‘Our stories have to be heard’—victims and witnesses speak out after police violence

‘Our stories have to be heard’—victims and witnesses speak out after police violence Cops are routinely risking people’s lives—and the incidents caught on film are just the tip of the iceberg

‘Arrogant’ and ‘secretive’ police force to blame for death of Anthony Grainger, says judge

‘Arrogant’ and ‘secretive’ police force to blame for death of Anthony Grainger, says judge Incompetent and lying police were entirely responsible for the death of Anthony Grainger in 2012

Police ‘contributed’ to the death of Darren Cumberbatch

Police ‘contributed’ to the death of Darren Cumberbatch Darren Cumberbatch died in hospital in July 2017, nine days after being punched, stamped on, Tasered and hit with a baton by cops.

The Troublemaker—cops investigated over their non-expert expert witnesses

The Troublemaker—cops investigated over their non-expert expert witnesses Two police officers face disciplinary action after the collapse of a fraud trial amid claims that expert ­witnesses, one of whom was not of ­“suitable calibre”, were coached

The Troublemaker—Cops’ hidden evidence proves framed fisher folk’s innocence

The Troublemaker—Cops’ hidden evidence proves framed fisher folk’s innocence Five fishing workers convicted of smuggling a record haul of cocaine claim that police failed to disclose vital radar evidence that proves their innocence.

Inquest into the death of Edson Da Costa begins

07 May 2019
An inquest into the death of Edson Da Costa began on Tuesday of this week. Edson died after being stopped by police in Beckton, east London, in June 2017.

Black people are 40 times more likely to be stopped and searched

07 May 2019
New analysis has revealed that black people are 40 times more likely to be stopped and searched by the police.

The Troublemaker—Is the latest royal parasite enough to save Theresa May?

07 May 2019
The arrival of royal baby Sussex on Monday was met with polite indifference by most people who don’t work in newspaper offices.

The Troublemaker—Plenty of funds for top cops and sticks to hit people with

30 April 2019
A police chief who claims his service is ­underfunded has overseen a 50 percent rise in ­highly-paid officers.

Extinction Rebellion has shifted politics on the climate

23 April 2019
A new movement to demand action over climate change has changed British politics, argues Sarah Bates

Yellow Vests take on the cops as protest numbers rise

23 April 2019
Riot police and Yellow Vest protesters battled in the centre of Paris last Saturday as numbers on the streets rose for the second week in a row.

Southall ’79, when the police killed Blair Peach

19 April 2019
The Nazi National Front came to the heart of the Asian community in West London on 23 April 1979. They wanted to humiliate but instead provoked rebellion. Rampaging police arrested scores, injured many and murdered Blair Peach. Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks back at the crucial battle

Cops face discipline charges after ignoring Shana Grice

16 April 2019
Cops face discipline charges after ignoring Shana Grice

Child abuse at the heart of the British establishment

02 April 2019
Child abusing senior spy Sir Peter Hayman escaped prosecution in 1978 after his solicitor lobbied the then Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in person.

Birmingham march demands justice for Kingsley Burrell

31 March 2019
“Who killed Kingsley Burrell? The police killed Kingsley Burrell!” rang out through the streets of Birmingham on Saturday.

Burrell family want police held to account

22 March 2019
Kedisha Brown-Burrell is demanding that the “police are held to account” on the 8th anniversary of her brother’s death.

Cops investigate after officers beat unarmed man

12 March 2019
A police force has been made to launch an investigation into its officers after footage emerged of a man being beaten.

Knife crime panic - how politicians and the press aim to give more power to the cops

12 March 2019
Those at the top of society say that young people in cities are killing each other in record numbers but they do this despite the evidence and for their own ends, writes Sadie Robinson

Busting the myths of knife crime

05 March 2019
Every death from a knife, gun or other assault is a tragedy. But it’s not true, as the Daily Express newspaper claimed on Tuesday, that there are “war zones on our streets”.

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