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UK Police Move To Protect Jewish Community After Terror Plots

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK

UK police are stepping up security for Britain's Jewish community and their own officers amid fears of a repeat of the terrorist attacks in France. ...

Humberside Police Appears To Have Dramatically Dumbed Down Its Hiring process

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK

People who cannot take selfies cannot become the next deputy chief constable of Humberside Police. Anyone seeking the £117,078-a-year job will fir...

Disillusioned, Embittered but Not Afraid: The UK's Thinning Blue Line Brace Themselves for Armageddon.

Chris Hobbs | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK
Chris Hobbs

There is little doubt, as has been made abundantly clear by the head of MI5 Andrew Parker, that the UK will suffer terrorist attacks in the future. The major difference however is that unlike France, terrorists in the UK will be faced by a largely unarmed police force which, in many parts of the country, could pose serious problems.

Police Offer 'Drug Amnesty' For Deadly Superman Ecstasy Pills

Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK

Police investigating the deaths of three men from a suspected batch of "poisoned" ecstasy pills have charged a 19-year-old man and bailed two others i...

Skateboarding Dog Breaks Up Protests In Ukraine

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Comedy

A dog with a talent for skateboarding has unwittingly helped Ukrainian police to break up protests in Odessa, CEN reports. Sam, a British bulldog, ...

Are Scotland Yard Officers Being Arrested Just for Complaining About Racism?

David Churchill | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK
David Churchill

While remembering both officers came from different units, this rings alarm bells of a possible more wide-spread culture where attempts are made to falsely discredit, alienate and drive out officers who dare to criticise - even if they were right to complain.

Theresa May's New Domestic Coercion Laws May Not Work

Bob Morgan | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

The government is planning new laws against coercive and controlling behavior within relationships - this could include financial control - preventing a partner seeing friends and things like setting oppressive house 'rules'.

Jack Sommers

What Happens To Crime On Christmas Day?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK

There is a lot of received wisdom about the type of crimes that happen on Christmas Day - but the reality of December 25 is more complex. Most year...

Six Dead As Bin Lorry Crashes Into Christmas Shoppers In Glasgow

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Ryan Barrell & James Martin | Posted 01.01.2015 | UK

Six people have been confirmed dead after an out-of-control bin lorry crashed in the heart of Glasgow today. Witnesses described bodies lying in th...

Police Taser Chocolate-Crazed Monkey That Had Been On The Run For Two Weeks

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

A monkey believed to have survived for weeks on a diet of chocolate was reportedly Tasered by police after it burst into a primary school and behaved ...

A Brazen Vigilante Poster Campaign Is Targeting 'Racist' London Police

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

A series of "counter-propaganda" posters popping up in London bus stops have accused the Met Police of racism and corruption. Strike! Magazine has ...

Being Different Is Not a Crime - False Allegations Do Occur

Duncan Lindsay | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK
Duncan Lindsay

TV Drama 'The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies' hammers home the important message that not all of those arrested for a crime are guilty: Yes, even the strange looking ones.

Fifth Teen Boy Held After Youths 'Stab Man To Death' Trying To Get Into Party

Press Association | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

Police have arrested a fifth teenage boy on suspicion of murder after a 52-year-old man was stabbed to death following a row. Four boys were arrest...

Moving Forward After Ferguson and Staten Island

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Let's focus on finding some solutions that can move us forward. If we cannot do this, we will have no choice but to dig deeper into our ideological trenches, if only to make room for more bodies.

Rage Against the Police State

Zarah Sultana | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zarah Sultana

I want to be horrified about the accounts of police brutality that have occurred on British campuses - Warwick and also Sheffield University, where security guards chained fire exits locking in free education protestors at campus outlet Inox Dine - but truthfully I'm not at all surprised.

Students Living In Fear As Police Hunt Possible Serial Rapist In Manchester

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students are scared to walk home alone after two females were raped in the same area in Manchester, as councillors warn residents to stick together. ...

Has This Sentencing Made Decision Us All Less Safe?

Bob Morgan | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Bob Morgan

What are all those police officers and civil servants, involved in the Prevent Strategy meant to say to families when trying to persuade them to give the authorities information about their own children? You can trust us - your child will be treated as anyone else's? Their job just got harder - this sort of sentencing may well do a lot of harm and make us less safe.

Top Cop Gives Chilling Warning Of Orwellian 'Police State' In Extremism Purge

PA | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK

Attempts to clamp down on extremism could give rise to a "police state", a chief constable has warned. Sir Peter Fahy of Greater Manchester Police ...

My Son Is Not a Terrorist But He Was Terrorised

Ashfaq Ahmad | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK
Ashfaq Ahmad

This week marked the 11th anniversary of the day that changed our lives forever. On 2 December 2003, my son Babar Ahmad was accused by the Metropolitan Police of being an al-Qaeda terrorist, an allegation made after officers brutally assaulted him and mocked his religion.

Students Stage Nationwide Protests Following 'Extreme' Police Violence At Warwick

Huffington Post UK | Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students across the country are staging occupations and protests after police were accused of using "extreme, disproportionate" violence to break up a...

Protest Turns Ugly: Warwick Students Tear-Gassed and Threatened With Tasers

Natasha Clark | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Clark

Students have been arrested, sprayed with tear gas and threatened with tasers at the University of Warwick, after a peaceful education protest turned violent on Wednesday.

Everyone Concerned About the Future of Policing Should Fight Theresa May's Cuts

Rob Flello | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Politics
Rob Flello

Theresa May's thinly-disguised efforts to portray herself as the next prime minister must stick in the throats of Bbobbies on the Staffordshire beat.

Body Of Baby Girl Found In Hunt For Missing Newborn

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK

Police searching for a six-day-old child who went missing from a hospital with her mother Charlotte Bevan have found the body of a baby girl, Avon and...

Brothers Found Dead In Pub Room In Greater Manchester

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Two brothers were found dead in a room above a pub in Bolton, but police have said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the deaths. To...

Police Accused Of 'Extreme' Violence Against Warwick Students As Protest Turns Ugly

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Police have been accused of using "extreme, disproportionate" violence against a group of Warwick University students after a seemingly peaceful prote...