Public sector cuts: Are the police too keen on putting the kettle on?

We’ve written previously about the apparent enthusiasm for heavy-handed and authoritarian tactics amongst police officers in the UK. A paper by Liberty, (reported here in the Independent) who were brought in as independent observers of the protests against the public sector cuts...

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Misuse of authority: Are the police taking the law into their own hands?

We came across two disparate articles with significant similarities today. The first, George Monbiot’s comment in the Guardian, reels off a list of examples of British police apparently manipulating the law to suit their own ends. The killings of Jean Charles de Menezes and Ian...

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Behind the scenes of the police ‘domestic extremism’ unit

With the huge protests of March 26th just passed, and with the prospect of many more as the coalition presses ahead with huge and unnecessary cuts to the public sector, more and more of us may need to know exactly how we can expect the police to respond to us if and when we take to the...

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