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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.

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.

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.

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.

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