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Sus: a story of police racism all too relevant for today

04 May 2010
It’s election night in 1979 and in an east London police station DS Karn and DC Wilby are eagerly awaiting the "new dawn" that will accompany Margaret Thatcher’s victory.

On the wrong side of the law

30 March 2010
Police in Exeter have been playing cops and robbers—with themselves.

G20 officer up in court

23 March 2010
The scandal of police violence during the G20 protests in April last year hit the news again this week.

Gaza trials: ‘Don’t give in - plead not guilty’

23 March 2010
There was good news last week from the trial of those arrested at the protests against the Israeli invasion of Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009.

Poll Tax riot: The day that sunk Thatcher’s flagship

23 March 2010
The police piled into demonstrators from points around the square. Two police vans and a car were driven into the crowd at speed without warning.

Police criticised in Paul Coker death-in-custody Inquest

09 March 2010
"I have campaigned for justice from the day Paul died. Losing a child is heartbreaking enough, but losing a child while they are in the care of the state gives an added dimension to the grief.

Five more jailed for protesting over Gaza attacks

02 March 2010
Around 40 people picketed Isleworth crown court on Friday of last week, demanding justice for people facing charges over the Gaza demonstrations in London last year.

The truth about the Broadwater Farm riot and the killing of PC Blakelock

16 February 2010
Last week a 40-year old man from Suffolk was arrested and questioned over the murder of PC Keith Blakelock during the 1985 Tottenham Riots. The new investigation has rekindled memories of one of the worst examples of police racism and injustice ever seen in Britain.

‘Truth and justice’ at the Mikey Powell inquest

05 January 2010
The family of Mikey Powell, who died in police custody in 2003, say the verdict of the inquest into his death has given them "truth and justice".

Mikey Powell inquest hears ambulance request tape

15 December 2009
Evidence is continuing to be heard at an inquest into the death of Mikey Powell. Mikey died six years ago in a prison cell at Thornhill Road police station after being arrested outside his family home in Lozells, Birmingham.

Habib Ullah vigil planned

15 December 2009
The family and friends of Habib "Paps" Ullah, who died in police custody last year, are to hold a vigil on what would have been Habib’s 41st birthday.

Mikey Powell inquest: Police give evidence

09 December 2009
Police officers have been giving evidence to the inquest into the death of Mikey Powell who died in police custody in 2003.

Police violence - remembering Ian Tomlinson

08 December 2009

Mikey Powell inquest continues

17 November 2009
Evidence is continuing to be heard at an inquest at Sutton Coldfield town hall into the death of Mikey Powell.

Police sergeant faces charges after G20 protests

29 September 2009
The Territorial Support Group police sergeant who was broadcast on YouTube appearing to strike a woman at the G20 protests in London earlier this year is to be charged with assault.

Police plan to ‘clamp down’ on Notting Hill Carnival

25 August 2009
Police are yet again planning to "clamp down" on and criminalise people attending the Notting Hill Carnival.

Protest demands police admit how Sean Rigg died

25 August 2009
The first anniversary of the tragic death of Sean Rigg saw more than 200 people march through Brixton, south London, on Friday of last week accompanied with drums and chanting.

Carole Vincent: the strange case of the missing police truncheon

25 August 2009
It took Judge Pitts just ten minutes to find me "not guilty" of the theft of an ASP type metal police baton at Southwark Crown Court on 17 August.

Demonstrate over Sean Rigg who died in police custody

18 August 2009
Sean Rigg died after being arrested and restrained by four police officers in Brixton, south London, on 21 August 2008

Police continue to evade responsibility for G20 violence

14 July 2009
The report into the policing of the G20 protests was released last week. The 106 page Adapting to Protest document was produced by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.

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