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A leak from the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) today provided the latest (and best) estimates of how cuts in police funding would affect the workforce. In total, 28,000 jobs will go over the next four years, with police officer numbers falling by 12,000 (eight percent) over four years and police staff numbers falling [...]
I wish I could have expressed an ounce of surprise when I heard the story of Mark Kennedy, the police officer who infiltrated environmental activist groups for seven years. Since then, the stories of three more undercover police spies have been exposed. But this is not a surprise, the police have a history of infiltrating political movements in order to crush them.
Before heading over to South Africa I thought it pertinent to do a little research on the country. The first thing I came across was R3ndi3r’s Soccer World Cup Survival Guide on YouTube.
The first piece of advice the lad imparted was ‘don’t come to South Africa’ before assuring me that if I did come I [...]
I am pleased to see that Sir Paul Stephenson, the new head of the Metropolitan Police, does not want to be a celebrity but does want to be his own man. I hope that means he will avoid the current obsession with statistics and targets.
Last night, I met the policeman who is assigned to visit [...]
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