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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.

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.

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