Tag Archives: IPCC

Should All Police Officers Be Armed With Tasers?

The Police Federation, committed to the right of any constable to be trained and armed with Taser, launched a survey last month into officer views on these stun guns. This rank and file organization cites a recent Ipsos Mori poll, claiming … Continue reading

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The Miners’ Strike: Voices from the Blue Line

Monday 18 June 1984, the Battle of Orgreave. Over 6,000 police officers faced 10,000 pickets attempting to block deliveries destined for steelworks from Orgreave coking plant (near Rotherham, Yorkshire). Using what some officers described as “paramilitary” tactics based on colonial practices … Continue reading

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Jean Charles de Menezes: A Reminder

The European Court of Human Rights has backed the decision not to prosecute any Metropolitan Police officers for shooting Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes dead at Stockwell tube station on 22 July 2005. Being a swarthy South American, this 27-year-old electrician was … Continue reading

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