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Deaths in police custody: three more in a week

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

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.

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.

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.

Ian Tomlinson riot cop to face charges

24 May 2011
PC Simon Harwood, the riot cop who shoved Ian Tomlinson before he died, will face trial for manslaughter.

Man dies in handcuffs

24 May 2011
The family of Michael Sweeney, a 37 year old scaffolder, have demanded an inquiry into his death.

Cops filmed violent arrest of black man

24 May 2011
Five police officers in Edmonton, north London, face the sack after smashing their way into a car to arrest the driver.

Youth for Smiley Culture meeting demands justice

10 May 2011
An event to discuss the death of Smiley Culture attracted over 100 people in south London last Saturday.

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