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A legacy of spies’ lies

27 February 2018
Intelligence services are neither intelligent nor a service. But the spooks are a dangerous force used to subvert opposition to our rulers

Crime victim says ‘police damaged me the most’

27 February 2018
A series of recent scandals have exposed how police mistreat vulnerable people

‘A terrible ordeal because of police’—last Rotherham 12 defendants speak out

16 February 2018
Haseeb Alam and Mahroof Sultan walked free last week after an ordeal lasting well over two years.

Victory after case thrown out of court for final two Rotherham 12 defendants

13 February 2018
The last two defendants in the Rotherham 12 case walked free on Tuesday—after a police chief was unfit to give evidence.

The Troublemaker - Access to Tory ministers goes to the highest bidders at ball

13 February 2018
It was the strongest endorsement of her premiership yet. Unfortunately for Theresa May it did not come from any cabinet minister.

LETTERS: They won’t stop us fighting for solidarity with Palestine

12 February 2018
Plus We must defend the NHS, keep cash for the councils and cop spies

No charges for Rashan Charles cop

22 January 2018
The police officer who stopped 20 year old Rashan Charles will face no charges over his death, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct - new name, same pigsty

09 January 2018
The cops’ pet watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), has been replaced by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

The murder of Sean McParland—Loyalist death squads were run by the British state

16 December 2017
Sean McParland's killer was working as a paid Special Branch agent when he pulled the trigger.

Cops stop and search black people more—but find fewer drugs than on white people

12 December 2017
Cops stop and search black people more than white people, but they are less likely to find drugs on black people than white people.

Call for cops to be suspended over deaths of Edson Da Costa and Rashan Charles

28 November 2017
Campaigners have launched a petition demanding that cops under investigation over the deaths of Edson Da Costa and Rashan Charles be suspended.

Family calls for justice after schoolboy ‘slammed into doorway by police’

24 November 2017
Police officers in London are under investigation after a 15 year old school boy was “slammed” off his bike and into a doorway.

The state protects the cops

21 November 2017
Within 70 minutes of coming into contact with the cops Rashan Charles was dead.

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

14 November 2017
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

04 November 2017
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

31 October 2017
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

28 October 2017
 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

10 October 2017
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

03 October 2017
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.

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