The news broke yesterday that PC Simon Harwood, the officer who pushed Ian Tomlinson to the ground at the G20 in 2009-and who later died as a result from his injuries – had been cleared of charges of manslaughter at Southwalk crown court in London.
Recently, the head of the UK branch of G4S, the largest private security firm in the world, predicted that within the next few years an increasing amount police work will be allocated and outsourced to private security companies-like G4S.
In a frank admission yesterday, a former adviser to the IPCC’s investigation into the death of Mark Duggan has asserted that the handling of the case is a shambles, which in part explains the anger and frustration felt by many in the community, and furthermore from the public at large.
The brother of Mark Duggan – whose killing at the hands of police sparked August’s widespread rioting in London and beyond – called for the IPCC to be given time to complete its investigation on Wednesday as a campaign group for people who have died in police custody was launched in London.
The Earth’s climate is a complex dynamic system about which we have much to learn: so too the climate of human opinion.
Both are layered with uncertainty: yet we are compelled to act; to decide with our knowledge and ignorance deeply entwined.
And, in the case of climate change the costs of poor decisions (in whatever direction) [...]
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