Martin Bashir: Police take no action over Diana interview – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2021 in BBC, deceit, media, news, police, prosecutions, reports, royal family by tracey

‘Detectives will take no further action over Martin Bashir’s BBC interview with Diana, Princess of Wales. The Metropolitan Police looked at an independent review of the methods used to obtain the 1995 interview, but had “not identified evidence of activity that constituted a criminal offence”.’

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BBC News, 15th September 2021

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Government says discrimination against black people and Travellers ‘objectively justified’ with new laws – The Independent

‘Discrimination against black people and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in a controversial suite of new laws is “objectively justified”, the government has claimed.’

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The Independent, 13th September 2021

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Police launch legal action against government amid row over pensions and pay freeze – The Independent

Posted September 14th, 2021 in judicial review, news, pensions, police, remuneration by tracey

‘Police officers have launched legal action against the government over pensions as relations sour with ministers.’

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The Independent, 14th September 2021

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The Online Safety Bill Part 2: Do these proposals go too far, leading to overzealous policing? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 13th, 2021 in bills, freedom of expression, human rights, internet, news, police by tracey

‘This post is the second part of two posts on the draft Online Safety Bill. In my first post, here, I detailed the mechanics of the proposed bill in detail. This post will summarise some of the civil society responses since the publication of the draft bill, attempting an evaluation of how reasonable those responses are in light of the available information.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th September 2021

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Cressida Dick: Tech giants make it impossible to stop terrorists – BBC News

‘The Metropolitan Police commissioner has accused tech giants of making it harder to identify and stop terrorists.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2021

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Declan Jones: Community welcomes jailing of former police officer following attacks on Black men – The Independent

‘Campaigners have welcomed the jailing of a police officer who assaulted two Black people – including a child – as a positive step towards justice.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2021

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Policing bill will deepen racial and gender disparities, say experts – The Guardian

‘A new policing bill that will be debated this week risks deepening racial and gender disparities in the justice system while forcing professionals to betray the trust of vulnerable people, hundreds of experts and a report have warned.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2021

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Lynette White murder: Cardiff Five are victims, chief says – BBC News

Posted September 9th, 2021 in miscarriage of justice, murder, news, police, Wales by sally

‘Members of the so-called “Cardiff Five” should be “recognised as victims”, a senior police officer has said.’

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BBC News, 9th September 2021

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Met officers sent bullying and offensive texts, panel finds – BBC News

Posted September 2nd, 2021 in bullying, complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, police, racism, telecommunications by sally

‘Two former Met officers would have been sacked due to bullying and offensive remarks had they still been serving, a disciplinary panel has found.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2021

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Civil liberties groups demand ban of use of facial recognition technology by police – Local Government Lawyer

‘Liberty, Privacy International and 29 other organisations have called for Parliament to ban the use of live facial recognition technology (LFRT) by the police and private companies.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st August 2021

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Child abuse investigations: Met Police warned it could be putting children in danger – BBC News

‘The Met Police has been warned it could put children in danger because of the way it investigates online abuse.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2021

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New training needed for police after children and mentally ill people Tasered, watchdog warns – The Independent

‘Police must be trained to use Tasers only when “absolutely necessary”, a watchdog has said after a review found the weapons were being used against children and mentally ill people.’

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The Independent, 26th August 2021

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Black people more likely to be Tasered for longer, police watchdog finds – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2021 in minorities, news, police, reports, statistics, weapons by sally

‘Police deploy Taser stun guns too often, with black people more likely to face prolonged use lasting over five seconds, an official report has found.’

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The Guardian, 25th August 2021

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Families urge ban on English police Taser use against people in distress – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2021 in mental health, news, police, weapons by sally

‘The families of people who died after being Tasered by police in England have called for a ban on the use of electrical weapons against people in mental health crises.’

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The Guardian, 25th August 2021

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Police failing to impose orders on men accused of abuse, watchdog finds – The Guardian

‘Police are failing to impose restraining orders or bail conditions on men accused of rape, domestic abuse, harassment and stalking, a watchdog has found, placing women and girls at increased risk of harm.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2021

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XR demands answers on how protests will be policed after Supreme Court defends disruptive demonstrations – The Independent

‘Extinction Rebellion has demanded to know how its upcoming demonstrations will be policed after the Supreme Court ruled that protest can be a “lawful excuse” to block roads under human rights law.’

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The Independent, 22nd August 2021

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Ex-police officer who sexually exploited domestic abuse victims sentenced – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A former police officer who used his position to groom and sexually exploit vulnerable women has been sentenced.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 20th August 2021

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Bar warns of reliance on informal police sanctions – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 23rd, 2021 in barristers, courts, news, police, statistics by tracey

‘New government data reveals growing use of out of court measures to deal with criminal offences, prompting concerns that they are being deployed to relieve pressure on the justice system.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 20th August 2021

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Cressida Dick referred to police watchdog over ‘defence of officer facing criminal trial’ – The Independent

‘Dame Cressida Dick has been referred to the police watchdog after publicly supporting a senior officer who faces a criminal trial in relation to a bullying probe.’

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The Independent, 22nd August 2021

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Discriminatory Denial of Peaceful Assembly in the UK – Oxford Human Rights Hub

‘In July 2020, the UN Human Rights Committee adopted General Comment No. 37 on the right to peaceful assembly, directing States to recognise the “intrinsic value” of the right, and to “promote an enabling environment for the exercise of the right to peaceful assembly without discrimination”. The Human Rights Committee also reaffirmed that, even in states of emergencies, states’ obligations to ensure non-discrimination remain: emergency measures must not discriminate either in their purpose or their effects.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 19th August 2021

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