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July 15, 2017

UK acid attack victims demand tougher government action

Survivors of acid attacks in the UK have raised a call for stricter laws against perpetrators and demanded stringent measures for the purchasing of corrosive substances after a spate of...

Deaths in custody: families demand involvement in new inquiry

Relatives of deaths in police custody victims have called on UK Home Secretary Theresa May to involve them in a newly announced investigation into the scandal.The mother of Olaseni Lewis, a 23-year-old man who died in a London psychiatric hospital after b ...

Communities at risk as capital's policing crisis grows

A future Labour government would scrap costly Police and Crime Commissioners and use the £50 million set aside to stage elections next year to protect the 1,100 police officers due to be cut in 2016.The pledge to safeguard numbers of police came as ...

UN report condemns US over police brutality and torture

A United Nations (UN) report has condemned the United States for violating the terms of an international anti-torture treaty. The panel took Washington to task for police brutality, military interrogations, and capital punishment protocols.“The Comm ...

Journalists' secret sources under threat from UK police

British police have come under heavy criticism from MPs and journalists, who accuse them of using controversial laws to identify anonymous sources, despite such communications being “privileged” and protected under common law.According to jour ...

Missing indigenous women and a US media blackout

On July 5, 2013, Hanna Harris, a member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe, was reported missing by her family in Lame Deer, Montana, US. After search efforts by community members and law enforcement, she was found dead five days later. While there was some c ...

Community outrage at 'perverse' Mark Duggan killing verdict

Heart-rending cries of grief and disbelief greeted the UK jury verdict tonight that a 29-year-old unarmed Black man was "lawfully" killed by police who shot him dead.Family and supporters of Mark Duggan shouted "rubbish", "the pol ...

Police 'spied on me 24/7 to dig for dirt'

There has rightly been shock and horror expressed from the British prime minister downwards following revelations that undercover police spied on the family of murdered Black teenager Stephen Lawrence 20 years ago to dig up stuff about their priv ...

Would you have helped Nigella Lawson?

Everyone's been pretty shocked by the photos of Charles Saatchi's assault on his wife Nigella Lawson for which he has now received a police caution.Just out of interest, I looked up the criteria for giving a caution and the procedures for doing so ...

UK acid attack victims demand tougher government action

Survivors of acid attacks in the UK have raised a call for stricter laws against perpetrators and demanded stringent measures for the purchasing of corrosive substances after a spate of assaults in recent weeks. Sulphuric acid in drain cleaners, ...

London police force reveals warrant card abuse by officers

Scotland Yard has published details of dozens of complaints about misuse of warrant cards by its Metropolitan Police officers. This includes one against an off-duty officer who gained free entry to a football match by showing her warrant card and claiming ...

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