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Support prisoners during the holidays by writing a letter

06 December 2011
As the holiday season approaches, Socialist Worker asks readers to write to political prisoners and those who have suffered at the hands of the system.

Stephen Lawrence trial examines forensics

06 December 2011
A leading scientist cast doubt on claims that key forensic evidence he found in the Stephen Lawrence case was flawed.

Case collapses as police corruption probe destroyed evidence

06 December 2011
The biggest police corruption trial in British legal history collapsed in farce last week.

‘No misconduct’ by Smiley Culture officers, police watchdog rules

29 November 2011
The Independent Police Complains Commission (IPCC) has cleared police officers who were present at the death of Smiley Culture of misconduct.

Anger at Metropolitan Police tactics on deaths in custody demo

28 November 2011
Campaigners challenged Metropolitan Police commissioner Bernard Hogan‑Howe last Thursday over "aggressive and degrading treatment" at a recent demonstration against deaths in custody.

Government apology over Christopher Alder’s death

22 November 2011
The government will formally apologise for Christopher Alder’s death in police custody in 1993.

'Total policing' hits the streets of London

15 November 2011
The Metropolitan Police’s new commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe brought his vision of "total policing" to London’s streets last week.

Police guilty of 'unwitting racism' over Christopher Alder's death

08 November 2011
Christopher Alder choked to death on the floor of a police station in Hull on 1 April 1998.

Janet Alder speaks out - they have treated us like dirt

08 November 2011
Hull City council has admitted that it released the wrong body to the family of Christopher Alder. Christopher, a 37 year old former soldier, died in police custody in 1998.

Deaths in custody: Families demand answers and justice

01 November 2011
Over 500 people defied police intimidation as they marched to Downing Street in London last Saturday, calling on the government to take action over deaths in custody.

Police quit to avoid misconduct charges

01 November 2011
Police officers are avoiding misconduct charges by quitting their jobs early.

Tabloid riot lies continue over Mark Duggan's Tottenham funeral

13 September 2011
The Daily Mail headline over its report of Mark Duggan's funeral read "Gangster salute for a fallen soldier"—it was a complete fabrication

Police officer guilty of assault

06 September 2011
A police officer has been found guilty of assault at Mansfield Magistrates Court, and warned he could face prison.

Cop charges after Smiley Culture's death 'unlikely'

06 September 2011
Police who were present when reggae singer Smiley Culture died are not likely to face criminal charges, disciplinary action or official questioning.

Deaths in police custody: three more in a week

30 August 2011
Three men have died in police custody in just a week.

Thought crimes on Facebook

16 August 2011
Dozens of young people have been charged with incitement to riot—for sending out Facebook or Blackberry messages.

Crown Prosecution Service ‘name and shame’ children

16 August 2011
Children involved in the riots face being "named and shamed" in court.

Notting Hill Carnival is under threat

16 August 2011
Police and the local council have demanded "changes" to the Notting Hill Carnival to avoid a ban.

Mark Duggan did not shoot at police

16 August 2011
Mark Duggan, the 29-year old black man who was shot dead by police in Tottenham on 4 August, did not shoot at police before he was killed.

The police are part of the problem—wherever they are from

16 August 2011
The Tories are targeting the poorest people in society—and have a brutal police force willing to back them up if anyone resists.

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