21 April 2009
The 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster has led to renewed calls for official documents relating to the day to be made public.
21 April 2009
Monday 23 April 1979 was a stormy day in west London. Schools were still on Easter holiday. Ealing’s arterial Uxbridge Road was strangely quiet because the buses were on strike, as were many food and textile factories.
17 April 2009
Ian Tomlinson died not long after being hit and pushed by police at the G20 protest near the Bank of England on 1 April.
17 April 2009
The sequence of images above paint yet another disturbing picture of the events surrounding the G20 protests. They were shot just after the police had regained control of the area around the Royal Bank of Scotland.
14 April 2009
"No justice, No peace" was the rallying cry of campaigners last Saturday as they marched for justice for Ian Tomlinson.
07 April 2009
Stephen Lawrence’s mother Doreen once asserted that no police officer had tended her dying son because they didn’t want to get "black" blood on their hands.
03 March 2009
"I no longer believe the label of instutional racism to be either appropriate or useful to the Metropolitan Police."Scotland Yard Commisioner Sir Paul Stephenson
06 January 2009
Three people who admitted lying in the Lynette White murder case have each been jailed for 18 months for perjury.
28 October 2008
14 October 2008
A senior police officer has admitted that he tampered with his notes about the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes, the innocent Brazilian man shot seven times in the head by the police at Stockwell tube station in July 2005.
07 October 2008
The Metropolitan Police Service has been plunged into crisis after Sir Ian Blair, the Met’s commissioner and Britain’s most senior police officer, was forced to resign by London mayor Boris Johnson.
03 October 2008
Ian Blair the chief of the Metropolitan Police force has resigned – and London is a slightly safer place because of it.
09 September 2008
Investigations are underway into two recent incidents of black men in south London dying after either being chased or arrested by police.
01 July 2008
Shocking news was released last week that Assistant Commissioner Tariq Ghaffur, Britain’s most senior ranking black police officer, was preparing papers alleging race discrimination against the Metropolitan Police and its commissioner Sir Ian Blair.
17 June 2008
The steady erosion of democracy in Britain has been exposed by the way police handled last Sunday’s demonstration against George Bush.
27 May 2008
Lee Donovan was arrested in Newport, South Wales, at around 10pm on Friday 25 April. He was taken to a police cell in nearby Pontypool at 10.45pm. By 1am the next morning he was dead.
26 February 2008
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) was thrown into crisis this week after over 100 lawyers in the Police Action Lawyers Group resigned from its advisory body.
22 January 2008
Some 15,000 police officers were expected to march through London on Wednesday of this week against plans to cap their pay rise at 1.9 percent this year.
19 June 2004
"WHY IS this still going on so many years after the case of Stephen Lawrence? I don't think the police have learned the lessons. It's been swept under the carpet." So says Michael Abatan, brother of Jay, a black man who died after being attacked by a gang of white men in Brighton on 24 January 1999. The family have spent the last five years trying to get justice for Jay. Jay's death came two months after the inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence.
01 November 2003
PC ROB PULLING: "A Paki born in Britain is still a fucking Paki" PC ADRIAN HARRISON: "I class them as one thing, and that's it – Pakis" PC ROB PULLING: "Stephen Lawrence fucking deserved it" PC CARL JONES: "BAT I used to call it – Black Added Tax"