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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.

Keep the health department off the contaminated blood inquiry

08 August 2017
A former bishop brought in to save the contaminated blood scandal inquiry has said the Department of Health (DoH) should be removed from the inquiry.

Lewisham 1977 - forty years on from when we smashed the Nazi National Front

08 August 2017
Forty years ago this week thousands of protesters blocked a Nazi march in south east London—and made history.

Families speak out on anniversary of police killing of Mark Duggan

05 August 2017
The mothers of Mark Duggan and Jermaine Baker demanded an end to police killings on the sixth anniversary of Mark's death in Tottenham yesterday, Friday.

Police account unravels as IPCC confirms Rashan Charles did not swallow drugs

03 August 2017
The cops’ pet watchdog, the IPCC, confirmed yesterday, Wednesday, that Rashan Charles did not swallow drugs before he died.

Birmingham man in critical condition after cops shoot him

01 August 2017
Sharif Cousins was shot in the chest in Hereford Close, Birmingham, by police last Wednesday.

Exclusive: witnesses speak out on how Darren Cumberbatch died

30 July 2017
Speakers at a rally and other witnesses have given their accounts of how Darren Cumberbatch died

‘We will fight for justice for Darren Cumberbatch’

30 July 2017
Over 350 people have attended a march in Nuneaton, Warwickshire over the death of Darren Cumberbatch after contact with the police

Protest demands justice for black men killed after contact with police

29 July 2017
Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott spoke to protesters outside Stoke Newington police station in Hackney today, Saturday.

Fury and barricades in Hackney after death of Rashan Charles

28 July 2017
Anger against the police and racism bursts on to the the streets of Hackney, east London

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