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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.

Ian Tomlinson unlawfully killed

03 May 2011
The jury at the inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson had just ruled that he was unlawfully killed as Socialist Worker went to press.

Bristol: another night of repression and resistance

03 May 2011
Bristol’s streets were again in flames as riots erupted for a second time on Thursday of last week.

Packed meeting for Bryan Simpson

03 May 2011
Up to 200 people attended a public meeting in defence of student protester Bryan Simpson at Strathclyde university last Friday.

Police crackdown on right to protest

03 May 2011
Metropolitan police, and other forces across Britain, used the royal wedding to crackdown on "potential protesters".

Police use royal wedding to clampdown on protest

29 April 2011
Police are using the royal wedding as an excuse to take their revenge on activists. They have launched a major crackdown over the past week—including raids on squats and social centres, arrests and fresh charges for protesters.

Ian Tomlinson: evidence ends in case of G20 protest death

26 April 2011
The inquest into Ian Tomlinson’s death concluded hearing evidence on Thursday of last week.

Smiley Culture protest: 'We'll keep on fighting over deaths in custody'

19 April 2011
"If we don’t get answers, what do we do? We march every day, we stop the roads, we stop going to work and come to them!"

Police use of kettling 'unlawful'

19 April 2011
The high court ruled last week that the police tactic of "kettling" was unlawful during the G20 demonstrations.

Ian Tomlinson's death due to ‘blunt force trauma’

19 April 2011
The inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson, the newspaper seller who died after being shoved by PC Harwood at G20 demonstrations in April 2009, continued last week.

How did Birmingham man die?

05 April 2011
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating West Midlands police after the death of a man who had "dealings" with the police.

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