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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.

Racism, riots and resistance

16 August 2011
What do you say to those who argue that the riots were not about politics, but simply about looting?

Courts dole out rushed revenge after riots

16 August 2011
The courts have launched an onslaught against poor, working class people in the aftermath of the riots that swept British cities.

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.

Darcus Howe: ‘My father curfewed me and I jumped through the window’

16 August 2011
"The parliamentary debate on the riots was unadulterated crap. I started watching it and I went to sleep.

Shot in the head, dead after an arrest: the police cover-ups

09 August 2011
The police, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have a long history of cover-ups.

Crooked Cops: a century of bribes, beatings and bungs from the British police

26 July 2011
The phrase "If you want to know the time, ask a policeman" is informative. It has nothing to do with the police being helpful. It came from their reputation for stealing the watches of Victorian drunks.

Cops ‘colluded to jail Cardiff Three’

19 July 2011
A jury in Swansea has heard that 13 policemen colluded to jail five innocent black men for the murder of Lynette White.

More than 1,000 on Birmingham march for justice

05 July 2011
Over 1,000 people marched in Birmingham last Saturday calling for justice for those who have died in police custody.

Right to protest: Activists need our support against charges

14 June 2011
Over 30 protesters appeared in court last week to answer public order charges.

Protesters challenge draconian police tactics

07 June 2011
Students, young people and workers are fighting the criminalisation of dissent.

Police intimidation won’t stop protest

31 May 2011
The police and the state are clamping down on our right to protest as the anti-cuts movement gathers pace.

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