Stop and search - stopping and or searching an individual in a public space on suspicion of a crime or potential crime - remains one of the most tangible signs that in Britain today, we are all far from equal.
Last week, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that six alleged terror suspects could face extradition to the United States. While extensive media coverage have been given to Abu Hamza, who has been convicted of soliciting to murder and stirring up racial hatred and jailed in the UK for seven years, the voices of Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan were almost silent.
Occupy is a young movement. I can understand that chaos is to some extent inevitable, that messages are mixed, that among your numbers you have people who like nothing better than to put on a mask or a scarf and have a ding-dong with the cops. But you need to be more coherent, more focused or you'll lose the 98%.
I made two Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to the UK's Ministry of Justice. I asked for the latest official data on offences involving indecent images of children for England and Wales. The final set of answers arrived last week.
London will endure, it always has, but why should it when on the 3 May 2012 we can Sack Boris?
There is a deliciously banal absurdity to the news that Rebekah Brooks, the disgraced tabloid editor at the epicentre of the phone-hacking scandal, was loaned a police horse by the Metropolitan Police.
In September last year, former New York Police chief Bill Bratton, who was in Britain to advise the Government about gang culture following the summer riots, described the morale of London's police as "awful"... If morale was awful back then it is now in a state which defies description.
I really really hate "the terrorists have won" people. The stereotypical one is the tin hat man who is callous about 9/11, 7/7 and would rather be abl...
The Crib's Trading Places workshops in Hackney, east London, is a programme which enables young people to trade places with police, teachers, prison wardens and older people in the community. In these sessions, young people reverse roles with the chosen professionals giving the young people and the professionals the opportunity to see how they are perceived by the other
It has long been said that justice delayed is justice denied, yet it would be hard to find anyone to agree with this sentiment over the convictions of...
Unlike the United States, the non white population of Britain is a fairly recent phenomenon.
Alastair Morgan lives on the top floor of a high-rise building in north London, shielded by a network of locks, lifts, intercoms and buzzers. It makes...
The Metropolitan Police's attempt to force The Guardian to reveal confidential sources in relation to phone hacking was an unprecedented and worrying move. Protection of sources is a central tenet of journalism and covered both by the reporter's moral code and, more importantly, by law.
I welcome the appointment of Bernard Hogan-Howe as new London Met Commissioner. Hogan-Howe beat three other candidates, including Tim Godwin currentl...
Back at City Hall I join colleagues in praising the work of the Emergency Services and lead a debate where we agree to focus our forthcoming investigations on the consequences for London of the August Riots.
Is government to blame, were the police too lax, was it gang culture or poor parenting that made so many young people go out and loot? I am sure these questions will be asked for a week or two, until the next media feeding frenzy comes along or until we settle upon an explanation that will mollify the great British public.