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Anthony Grainger inquiry hears final submissions

23 May 2017
Last week closing submissions were made to the public inquiry into the shooting of Anthony Grainger by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) in March 2012.

The Liar’s Quartet—a history of cops, spies and struggle in new publication

23 May 2017
Comedian Mark Thomas’ new book brings together three plays with stories that should be heard but are rarely told, writes Jasmine Francis

As London stabbings highlight knife crime - police stop and search is no answer

23 May 2017
A series of tragic deaths from stabbings has highlighted the issue of “knife crime” in London.

Who killed Daniel Morgan? Corrupt cops, journalists and a south London murder

23 May 2017
Daniel Morgan was murdered on 10 March 1987. His body was found in a car park in south London.

Video of alleged police assault brings the racists out of the woodwork

16 May 2017
A video of three people allegedly being assaulted by police in High Wycombe on Friday 5 May after the stop and search of a vehicle has now received 135,000 views.

Cops come under fire after alleged assault during High Wycombe stop and search

09 May 2017
A police stop and search of a vehicle in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire has led to several officers facing allegations of assault and threatening behaviour.

Anti-terror raids see armed cops on the rampage in London and Kent

02 May 2017
The police acting on “intelligence” have carried out a series of raids in recent days.

Refugees clash with police after Grande-Synthe fire leaves hundreds homeless

18 April 2017
Clashes with police erupted after the Grande-Synthe refugee camp was burnt down, and the EU has been blasted for turning a blind eye to refugees

Cop who shot Anthony Grainger is contradicted at inquiry

18 April 2017
The Greater Manchester Police officer who shot Anthony Grainger in March 2012, known only as Q9, had their account contradicted at an inquiry last week.

Anthony Grainger made ‘no sudden movements’, his friend tells inquiry

18 April 2017
The public inquiry into the death of Anthony Grainger heard last week from David Totton. David was in the car with Anthony when he was shot by Greater Manchester police in 2012.

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.

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