Police Brutality

The NUS Is Right To Ask The Police Not To Attend Pride

Jess Bradley | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Bradley

In order to ensure that Pride events are safe and accessible to all LGBT people, including those who have experienced police violence, I will be saying to Pride organisers: have individual police at Pride, but ask them to leave their badge and uniform at home.

This Man Wants You To Meet The 7 Kids Killed By Guns Every Day In America

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK

“You don’t know where they are going to die, or who they are going to be,” says Gary Younge, referring to the fact that an average of seven chil...

Ending Violence: The US Needs a New Social Contract Based on Equality

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

I would argue, the U.S. needs a new social contract. This contract should not be based on the winner takes it all. In other words, the American Dream must be rekindled in a way that profits all, not just the fittest. With more socio-economic equality comes cohesion and pacification.

Triple Amputee ‘Humiliated By Police Who Forced Him To Remove Limbs’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK

Distressing footage of a triple amputee with his prosthetic limbs and belongings strewn around him after a reported police check has caused outrage in...

Rubber Bullets and Tear Gas: Refugees Are Facing Police Violence at Every Stage of Their Journey

Heenali Patel | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK
Heenali Patel

For vulnerable people like Leyla and Ahmed the road ahead is fraught with danger, and until refugees are provided with safe passage across borders the threat of violence or abuse will shadow them at every turn.

Defending the Bobby: Why You Might Need to Rethink Your Stance on the Police

Stefan Rollnick | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan Rollnick

Please don't try to demonise the people who are primarily there to keep us safe. Don't wait until something horrendous happens to you to appreciate everything they do for society.

Beyonce Gets Political: Here's Why it Matters

Banseka Kayembe | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Banseka Kayembe

Ordinarily, a new Beyoncé track is always an earth shattering, stop-whatever-you're-doing moment. The bass thumping song Formation gives us what we've long become accustomed to from her: brazen female strength, an unapologetic embrace of female sexuality, and an unashamed love for herself and her accomplishments. But Bey reaches new political heights in this song.

Racism, Policing and the Quality of our Lives

Eddie Bruce-Jones | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
Eddie Bruce-Jones

The Guardian's campaign 'The Counted' is a running ticker, regularly updated to indicate the number of people killed by police in the United States th...

Assault At Spring Valley High

Aaron Vallely | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK
Aaron Vallely

I had only been having dinner with my cousin, Andy, while we watched the recent Vice Documentary where President Obama made a visit to a federal priso...

Why the Judicial Hysteria That Followed the 2011 Riots Is Largely the Fault of Politicians

Michael Bond | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK
Michael Bond

In this case, it seems the judiciary went too far. It is surely questionable to factor into sentencing a febrile public mood, particularly when it is stoked by politicians and commentators peddling emotive and unscientific ideas about human behaviour.

What Hong Kong Police Did To Protestor In A Dark Corner

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

A shocking video shows six Hong Kong police officers apparently leading a handcuffed pro-democracy protester to a dark corner and kicking him repeated...

The Paradox of Men in Power Shaping Responses to Violence Against Women and Girls

Natalie Gyte | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Gyte

In a practical sense, no single remedy can address this endemic issue. Instead a range of solutions, constituting a holistic approach, are required. Firstly, a truly independent inquiry should be commissioned - one which is not led by any of the institutions implicated in the case, and further not implemented by a high profile man or men.

The Ferguson Cop Who Killed Mike Brown Will Never Face Justice, And We All F--king Know It

Adam Jung | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK
Adam Jung

We don't suspect justice won't be done, we absolutely know it won't. And how do we know? Kelly Thomas. James Boyd. Oscar Grant. Eric Garner. Kimani Gray.

Brazil, the World Is Watching

Anna Bacciarelli | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics
Anna Bacciarelli

If Rafael Braga Vieira watches tonight's games, it'll be from his prison cell. When the Olympics come to the city in a couple of years, he might be allowed to watch the events in his cell too. And the World Cup after that.

Local MP Absent at Vigil for Young Man Shot by Police

Rebecca Novick | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics
Rebecca Novick

Community leaders expressed their disappointment that Tottenham MP, David Lammy, who had called the jury's verdict in the Duggan case "perplexing and seemingly contradictory," had not attended the vigil despite being invited by Duggan's family.

What Is Britain Tolerating?

Gabriel Webber | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Politics
Gabriel Webber

Every time something goes wrong, every time there is an injustice, and we tolerate it, that is shaping our society, and in the worst way possible. When the state stops playing by the rules, we all have a duty to make it start again.

Police Brutality at Student Protests Proves London Students Need Their Union and Are Right To Tell Police to Get Off Their Campuses

Charlotte England | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte England

The University of London needs to start supporting its students and protecting their interests. However, the trajectory of events last week demonstrates that management are unwilling to do this. Until this changes we need our union to stay open, so that we can support each other and campaign to protect students' interests ourselves.

Big Pay-Off For Police Officer Caught Pepper-Spraying Peaceful Protesters

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The notorious police officer who pepper-sprayed peaceful student protesters from just several feet away has been awarded £25,000. The now iconic i...

Two Years On: Has the Left Done Enough to Engage the Voices of the Riots Generation?

Holly Rigby | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Holly Rigby

The Left is also in desperate need of cultural renewal. The riots community has an impressive counter-cultural scene to accompany its voices of resistance, and its spoken word poets, hip hop artists, graphic designers, film-makers and performers should play a leading role in shaping a new Left in London and throughout the UK.

There Is Real Anger at Erdogan's Authoritarianism, But a Turkish Spring Is Unlikely

Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK
Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci

Could this lead to a Turkish Spring? Unlikely. Turkey is a politically polarised country. Public discontent and frustration with AKP policies is growing but yet unlikely to become the majority. Erdogan and his party still believes they have the conservative majority behind them...

Growing Police Brutality in Greece: The Hidden Face of the Crisis

Fragkiska Megaloudi | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Politics
Fragkiska Megaloudi

As startling images of Greeks struggling to get bags of free distributed vegetables make the headlines in the international media, it's becoming evident that the crisis in the country has now overpassed vulnerable groups of people and is taking over the once thriving middle class.

Bahrain Protests Grow After Video Shows Alleged Police Brutality (PICTURES, VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

Bahrain authorities have launched an investigation into alleged police brutality after officers were secretly filmed beating up an unarmed man. The...

Innocent Electrician Tasered For Carrying A Screwdriver

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK

Electrician Chris Thomas walked into a shop with two screwdrivers in his pocket and sparked a drastic response - he was tasered by armed police. Mr...

Scandalous Police Misbehaviour is Nothing New - Something Needs to Change

Emanuel Stoakes | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Politics
Emanuel Stoakes

The sickening racism that appears to have been directed at a young black man arrested by police in London, recorded on his mobile phone and published by the Guardian days ago should have rocked the British media.

Police, Protests and Government Fealty

Ben Abrams | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK Politics
Ben Abrams

If we take the example of the United Kingdom, we find that the government possesses power over police leadership appointments, job security, pay, pensions and dismissal. In return, British police are denied the right to strike.