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Theresa May, the Home Secretary, has just addressed the second-most ferocious trade union in the western world, the Police Federation. The most ferocious is of course the British Medical Association, and the Federation has suffered a bit of a setback recently in its handling of the Andrew Mitchell Gategate.
All praise to May, therefore, for taking [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 21 May 2014 at 2:59 pm

Let’s play “taunt the toff” and never mind the facts, Eagle Eye

Let’s play “taunt the toff” and never mind the facts

Robert Harris in The Sunday Times yesterday (pay wall) is too generous to his friend Andrew Mitchell, but he makes some important points.

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 24 December 2012 at 11:07 am

Somalia is revamping its police force and cracking down on crime, Notebook

Somalia is revamping its police force and cracking down on crime

In 1979, newly recruited policewoman, Asha Hassan Hussein, was the first female to ride a police motorcycle to patrol the streets of Mogadishu. Three decades later in a nation devastated by conflict, now a Captain, Asha specialises in tackling violence against women as head of the Somali Police Force’s (SPF) Gender Based Violence Department.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 25 October 2012 at 4:13 pm

Frankie Boyle is right on Ian Tomlinson case: “There was absolutely no evidence, apart from that film of him (Harwood) doing it”, Notebook

Frankie Boyle is right on Ian Tomlinson case: “There was absolutely no evidence, apart from that film of him (Harwood) doing it”

Freddy Patel, the pathologist who conducted two post mortem examinations on Ian Tomlinson, the newspaper seller and father of nine who was killed in 2009 at the G20 protests in London after being pushed to the ground by a police officer, faces being struck off after a tribunal panel of medical professionals noticed a number of key errors in his work and found him to be ‘dishonest’.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 17 August 2012 at 8:00 am

Stop and search: An open letter to Theresa May MP, Nick Herbert MP and Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Notebook

Stop and search: An open letter to Theresa May MP, Nick Herbert MP and Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

Our work with young people, and in-depth research into last summer’s riots, shows that stop-and-search was a key causal factor in the violence that swept the country.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 9 August 2012 at 2:00 am

A short-term Olympic facelift cannot fix long-term human trafficking, Notebook

A short-term Olympic facelift cannot fix long-term human trafficking

The Olympics-motivated cooperation between the Metropolitan and the Romanian police is the most recent attempt to clear London’s streets of groups of beggars at a time when the eyes of the world are on the city.

By | Notebook, Olympics, Opinion | Tuesday, 24 July 2012 at 10:31 am

Simon Harwood: On average, one person per week has died while in police custody since 1969, Notebook

Simon Harwood: On average, one person per week has died while in police custody since 1969

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.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 20 July 2012 at 5:05 pm

G4S: Greater privatisation of police should be a major cause for concern, Notebook

G4S: Greater privatisation of police should be a major cause for concern

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.

By | Notebook, Olympics, Opinion | Friday, 13 July 2012 at 12:00 am

Scottish Police Racist? Ask the F***ing English B******s they work with, Eagle Eye

Scottish Police Racist? Ask the F***ing English B******s they work with

Claims of racism within UK police forces continue to provoke anxiety, 13 years since the Macpherson report, and with fresh allegations against Metropolitan Police officers in recent months. The Independent on Sunday last month produced a disturbing analysis showing that complaints of racism made against British police officers have more than doubled in the past [...]

By | Eagle Eye, iPolitics | Saturday, 16 June 2012 at 10:33 pm

Life’s a Riot, wherever you are, Eagle Eye

Life’s a Riot, wherever you are

It was probably worth a try, but scores hopefuls who have claimed for “riot damage” even though they live miles from the scenes of last summer’s disturbances have failed to screw any money out of the public purse.
Dozens of people who demanded compensation for damage suffered in the riots have had their claims knocked back, [...]

By | Eagle Eye, iPolitics | Wednesday, 25 April 2012 at 1:59 pm

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