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Southall ’79, when the police killed Blair Peach

Southall ’79, when the police killed Blair Peach 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

Cops face discipline charges after ignoring Shana Grice Cops face discipline charges after ignoring Shana Grice

Child abuse at the heart of the British establishment

Child abuse at the heart of the British establishment 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

Birmingham march demands justice for Kingsley Burrell “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

Burrell family want police held to account 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

Cops investigate after officers beat unarmed man 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”.

Police officers cleared of misconduct over death of Sean Rigg

26 February 2019
Marcia Rigg, sister of Sean Rigg, said the result provided police with a 'licence to kill', as she vowed to continue to fight for justice.

The Troublemaker—Boris Johnson pays for flight but Mr Burns goes for free

29 January 2019
Boris Johnson was happy to take a £14,000 gift in travel and hospitality from the Saudi Arabian government last autumn, which he declared in his financial interests.

Sean Rigg cops’ hearing begins

22 January 2019
An internal police misconduct hearing of charges against five people who were cops at the time of Sean Rigg’s death began on Monday of this week.

The Troublemaker - Cops have secret plot against Kingsley Burrell campaign

08 January 2019
Cops are organising in secret against the campaign for Justice for Kingsley Burrell.

Police officer guilty of gross misconduct in Kingsley Burrell case

20 December 2018
Kingsley died on 31 March 2011. He was restrained by police at a mental health unit and beaten severely while he had a towel placed over his face.

Cops face misconduct hearing over Kingsley Burrell's death

20 November 2018
A misconduct hearing for three police officers involved in events leading to the death of Kingsley Burrell in 2011 began on Monday.

Don’t give cops more power to use stop and search

12 November 2018
Police chiefs want to make it easier to harass black people. They have met with senior Tories to discuss getting rid of requirements that cops must have “reasonable grounds” to search someone.

Families and friends march demands the government acts over deaths in custody

27 October 2018
Over 200 people marched on Saturday to remember the thousands who have died after coming into contact with the police, and to demand change.

Be wise to the spies’ lies

16 October 2018
New revelations this week have underlined the extent of the British state’s spying operation in socialist organisations.

Protest in north London against police brutality highlights cops' statistics

09 October 2018
Cops in London used force over 40,000 times in the first five months of the 2018/2019 financial year.

The Troublemaker - Tories in a U-turn over conference hologram

25 September 2018
It would have at least woken up those who were nodding off at the back. But Jeremy Wright, the culture secretary, has axed plans to give his speech to the Tory conference as a hologram.

Cops launch new stop and search clampdown - but it won’t stop knife crime

18 September 2018
The police plan more stop and search with backing from the Tories.

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