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New play pulls no punches about deaths in custody

11 April 2017
Custody is a powerful piece of theatre, which examines the impact on an ordinary family whose innocent son dies at the hands of the police in a “routine stop and search”. Meanwhile a Rock Against Racism posters exhibition is on tour

Mark Duggan’s killer advised cops involved in Anthony Grainger shooting

11 April 2017
The public inquiry into the death of Anthony Grainger by police continues. Last week the inquiry heard of a previously unknown meeting by firearm officers with the killer of Mark Duggan.

Anthony Grainger public inquiry—Officers prepared statements together

04 April 2017
The public inquiry continues into the death of Anthony by police and last week the inquiry heard from several officers that they were called together to prepare witness statements

Rotherham abuse survivor Sammy Woodhouse leads fight for new law

04 April 2017
A survivor of the child sexual exploitation scandal in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, is demanding the government does more to help victims.

Cops can't agree why CS gas was used before shooting of Anthony Grainger

28 March 2017
Police failed to record their advice and discussion of tactics before the killing of Anthony Grainger, a public inquiry heard this week.

Cops raid Birmingham homes as Tories scapegoat Muslims

28 March 2017
Cops have targeted areas of Birmingham in the wake of the Westminster terror attack last Wednesday.

Calls for cops to get more repressive powers after Westminster attack

28 March 2017
More cops, more weapons and more powers to use them and detain people. That’s what cops and commentators are demanding after Khalid Masood’s attack on parliament on Wednesday.

Capitalism is racist from the top to the bottom

21 February 2017
Racism is alive and kicking. Two events showed that last week—the racist attacks on Diane Abbott and the police invasion of grime MC Stormzy's flat

Cops used out of date profile of Anthony Grainger, inquiry into his death hears

17 February 2017
A police officer who built a profile of Anthony Grainger did not intend firearms officers to use it, a public inquiry has heard.

Revolt in France over police violence and rape

14 February 2017
Protests have shaken France this week after the brutal actions of police assaulting and raping a young black man with a truncheon.

Bristol fights police racism after tasering of Judah Adunbi

31 January 2017
Over 200 people packed an emergency meeting in St Pauls, Bristol, last Saturday. It was called in response to an assault on Judah Adunbi by police, which was captured on film.

Inquiry into police killing of Anthony Grainger opens

24 January 2017
A public inquiry into the death of Anthony Grainger, a mechanic and father of two from Bolton, began last Tuesday.

Retired cops will not be disciplined over Hillsborough

17 January 2017
Every former police officer under investigation over allegations of misconduct relating to the Hillsborough disaster will escape disciplinary proceedings.

New protests as activists demand justice for man murdered by police, Yassar Yaqub

10 January 2017
Angry protesters blocked the M62 motorway on Monday evening to mark a week since police shot and killed Yassar Yaqub.

After Yassar Yaqub’s funeral, protest called in Bradford over police ‘assassination’

06 January 2017
Hundreds of mourners gathered in Huddersfield today, Friday, for the funeral of Yassar Yaqub. Police shot Yassar dead on Monday evening as he sat in a car on the M62 near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Angry protests hit West Yorkshire after police killing of Yassar Yaqub

05 January 2017
People across West Yorkshire and beyond have reacted with fury to the police shooting of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub.

Top cop ‘confused’ over his Hillsborough evidence

03 January 2017
The head of London’s Metropolitan Police Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe gave a misleading account of his evidence at the Hillsborough football disaster, according to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

Cops ‘sexually abusive and corrupt’ report says

13 December 2016
Over 300 police officers and staff in England and Wales are accused of using their position to sexually exploit people, including crime victims.

Cops get new shock weapon as evidence of fatal use rises

06 December 2016
Police officers across Britain are expected to be issued with a new and more powerful Taser gun.

Shocking new figures reveal neglect and corruption across police forces

29 November 2016
The cops’ pet watchdog has received “complaints”—including potential “high level corruption”—regarding police handling of child sexual abuse cases.

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