Yard officer faces fresh criticism over De Menezes shooting – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2007 in firearms, health & safety, news, police by sally

“The police chief who ran the operation that led to Jean Charles de Menezes being shot dead will be criticised by an official report which is to be released on Thursday.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2007

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Met chief urged to quit over shooting – The Times

Posted November 2nd, 2007 in firearms, health & safety, news, police by sally

“Britain’s most senior policeman was fighting to keep his job last night after his force was found guilty of catastrophic failures that led to the shooting dead of an innocent man.”

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The Times, 2nd November 2007

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Judge hits out at ‘perverse’ gun society – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 1st, 2007 in firearms, homicide, news, young offenders by sally

“A judge attacked as ‘perverse’ the way sections of modern society view guns as he jailed a mother and her teenage son over the fatal shooting of the woman’s 12-year-old daughter.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2007

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Jurors consider De Menezes verdict – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2007 in firearms, health & safety, juries, news, police by sally

“A jury today (31 October) retired to consider its verdict in the trial of the Metropolitan police over the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes.”

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The Guardian, 31st October 2007

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Armed police call-outs ‘rising’ – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2007 in firearms, news, police by sally

“The number of call-outs of armed police has increased by more than 50% in a decade, figures show.”

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BBC News, 14th October 2007

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Armed police who shot Menezes ‘were warned of lethal tactics’ – The Independent

Posted October 3rd, 2007 in firearms, health & safety, news, police, terrorism by sally

“The armed police who shot Jean Charles de Menezes were briefed hours beforehand that they would be using ‘unusual’ lethal tactics and would only be deployed if officers on the ground believed they were dealing with a suicide bomber who was ‘deadly’ and ‘up for it’, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.”

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The Independent, 3rd October 2007

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Met’s Menezes trial due to start – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2007 in firearms, health & safety, news, police, terrorism by sally

“The trial of the Metropolitan Police over the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes is due to begin.”

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BBC News, 1st October 2007

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New powers to stop gun and knife violence – Home Office

Posted September 28th, 2007 in firearms, news, offensive weapons, press releases by sally

“A range of tough new powers to fight gun and knife crime take effect this week.”

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Home Office press release, 27th September 2007

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

People want more armed police – Reuters

Posted September 11th, 2007 in firearms, news, police by sally

“More than two thirds of people polled in a survey published on Tuesday want tougher measures to combat violent crime, including more armed police on the street.”

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Reuters, 11th September 2007

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Mandatory gun crime sentences ‘not being imposed’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 7th, 2007 in firearms, news, sentencing by sally

“Judges are not imposing enough mandatory five-year jail terms on criminals convicted of gun possession, a Government minister said yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2007

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Police want gun witness anonymity – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2007 in anonymity, firearms, news, witnesses by sally

“Witnesses to gun crime should be given a guarantee they will not be identified in court, police chiefs say.”

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BBC News, 6th September 2007

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When is a gun not a gun? – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2007 in firearms, news by sally

“A gun dealer specialising in antique firearms has been acquitted of selling weapons which the prosecution had claimed could have ended up in the hands of gangsters.”

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BBC News, 29th June 2007

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Gunmen ‘let off full jail terms’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 14th, 2007 in firearms, news, sentencing by sally

“Only one in five criminals convicted of possessing a firearm has been sentenced to the mandatory minimum jail terms created by the Government to fight gun crime, Home Office figures show.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th June 2007

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Police call for tougher gun crime laws – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2007 in firearms, news by sally

“One of the UK’s most senior police officers has called for new laws that would compel the public to give information to the police about gun crime – whether they want to or not.”

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The Guardian, 20th April 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk