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Inquiry urged to uncover truth about police shooting of Jermaine Baker

Inquiry urged to uncover truth about police shooting of Jermaine Baker Jermaine Baker was killed by a Metropolitan police officer in 2015—despite being unarmed.

Inquest begins into death of black man restrained by the police

Inquest begins into death of black man restrained by the police The inquest into the death of Andrew Hall, who had been restrained in police custody, began on Tuesday.

Fight killer cops after Floyd trial

Fight killer cops after Floyd trial Rage at a racist system and killer cops continued to burn as closing statements were heard on Monday in the trial of Derek Chauvin.

Furious protests after cops kill black man Daunte Wright near Minneapolis

Furious protests after cops kill black man Daunte Wright near Minneapolis Protesters raged on the streets of Brooklyn Center just outside Minneapolis on Sunday after cops murdered a black man.

Police arrests follow anti-racist protests in Cardiff

Police arrests follow anti-racist protests in Cardiff Those facing charges or potential charges took part in demonstrations after the death of Mohamud Hassan

Anti-racists march on police station after Moyied Bashir’s death in South Wales

Anti-racists march on police station after Moyied Bashir’s death in South Wales Around 200 anti-racists took to the streets of Newport, South Wales, on Thursday to demand to know who’s responsible for Moyied Bashir’s death.

Vigil marks month since death of Mohamud Hassan after contact with 52 cops

10 February 2021
'I didn’t know there were even 52 officers at the station, how on Earth does that happen?' asks a Cardiff activist

Cop to face probe over the death of Kevin Clarke

25 January 2021
A new disciplinary hearing is set to go ahead over the death in London, while campaigners in Cardiff keep fighting for Mohamud Hassan

Family demand justice for Mohamud Hassan

12 January 2021
Mohamud Mohammed Hassan was arrested at his home in Cardiff last Friday, released without charge on Saturday morning and died on Saturday night

Inquiry into the death of Sheku Bayoh gets underway

01 December 2020
A public inquiry into the death of Sheku Bayoh in police custody in Fife, near Edinburgh, began on Monday.

Tens of thousands across Britain join Black Lives Matter protests

06 June 2020
Tens of thousands of people joined Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests across Britain on Saturday.

Britain’s not innocent—a history of racist cops

06 June 2020
When David Oluwale drowned in the River Aire in Leeds in 1969, police wrote “Wog” on the nationality section of his death certificate. His killing was the first black death by cops in Britain—and shows that police racism, violence and cover-up are a very British problem.

This militant movement shows we can fight back

02 June 2020
An inspirational movement against police violence has taken on our rulers and terrified them. 

‘We can’t wait—we need to fight now’ say Black Lives Matter protesters in London

31 May 2020
The movement against police brutality burst onto the streets of Britain on Sunday, as at least 5,000 people marched through central London declaring that Black Lives Matter.

‘People want justice, it feels like a revolution is coming’

31 May 2020
Tanner Herndon was one of a group of people who blocked a freeway in Houston on Saturday during a protest after the killing of George Floyd. He told Socialist Worker what happened.

Rebellion against police murder tears through United States

30 May 2020
A rebellion against police brutality and institutional racism is gaining momentum as it roars across the United States. It is driven by anger at a system filled by inequality and racism.

Anthony Grainger killing: ‘words will never be enough to save lives’

20 May 2020
The government claims that lessons have been learned almost a year after an inquiry said police were to blame for the killing of Anthony Grainger. But the police responsbile are still not facing trial.

Cops go free after black man dies

25 February 2020
The family of a black man who died in police custody is “devastated and outraged” that five police officers will not face disciplinary action.

Cop charged with murder over the death of former footballer Dalian Atkinson

07 November 2019
A police officer has been charged with the murder of black footballer Dalian Atkinson.

‘Arrogant’ and ‘secretive’ police force to blame for death of Anthony Grainger, says judge

11 July 2019
Incompetent and lying police were entirely responsible for the death of Anthony Grainger in 2012

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