Drill and rap music on trial – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2021 in artistic works, gangs, homicide, murder, news, violence by sally

‘Drill music has captured headlines since it started to emerge in the UK in 2012. With its often provocative lyrics, it’s been blamed by police for fuelling violence.’

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BBC News, 13th January 2021

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‘Deep crisis’ in British prisons as use of force against inmates doubles – The Guardian

Posted January 4th, 2021 in news, prison officers, prisons, standards, statistics, violence by sally

‘The use of force against inmates has doubled over the past decade, amid continuing concern over high levels of violence and disorder in prisons. A loss of experienced prison staff, overcrowding and a subsequent growth in violence against both prisoners and staff has been blamed for force being used 49,111 times in England and Wales in the 12 months before the Covid pandemic began.’

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The Guardian, 3rd January 2021

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Pupils’ historical abuse at London schools claims total £1m – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2020 in child abuse, children, compensation, news, school children, victims, violence by sally

‘Nearly £1m in compensation has been paid to dozens of former students at two London private schools following historical allegations of abuse.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2020

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New surrender scheme starts to keep dangerous weapons off the streets – Home Office

Posted December 11th, 2020 in firearms, government departments, offensive weapons, police, press releases, violence by tracey

‘Measures to keep dangerous weapons off the streets are a step closer today with the opening of a surrender scheme, under prohibitions introduced in the Offensive Weapons Act.’

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Home Office, 10th December 2020

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Wine rampage CCTV shows abuse shop workers face – BBC News

‘The CEOs of 23 retailers have co-signed a letter to Boris Johnson asking for better legal protection for shop workers who face abuse.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2020

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Controversial immigration detention centre in Lincolnshire to close – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2020 in detention, immigration, news, prisons, reports, self-harm, violence by sally

‘A controversial immigration detention centre where several deaths have occurred in recent years is to close.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2020

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Knife crime in England and Wales at record high, figures show – BBC News

Posted July 20th, 2020 in criminal justice, homicide, murder, news, offensive weapons, statistics, violence by sally

‘The number of knife crimes In England and Wales has risen to a new record high, says the Office for National Statistics.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2020

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UK prison officers punching compliant inmates, report says – The Guardian

‘Prison officers are allegedly punching compliant inmates who they suspect might misbehave in the future in a practice known as “preventive strikes”, a European human rights watchdog has said in a damning report on the state of jails in England.’

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The Guardian, 30th April 2020

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Knife offences hit record high in 2019 in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted April 24th, 2020 in news, offensive weapons, police, statistics, violence by sally

‘The number of offences involving knives recorded by police in England and Wales in 2019 was the highest on record, official statistics show, with big cities driving up the numbers.’

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2020

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Tommy Robinson accused Syrian teen of attacking girl, judge finds – The Guardian

Posted April 22nd, 2020 in defamation, internet, news, violence, young persons by sally

‘Online comments made by the far right activist Tommy Robinson about a Syrian teenager amounted to accusations that the young refugee had “participated in a violent assault on a young girl” and “threatened to stab another child”, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2020

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New bill aims to protect UK shop workers from soaring abuse – The Guardian

Posted March 16th, 2020 in bills, news, police, sale of goods, statistics, threatening behaviour, violence by sally

‘Shop workers across the UK will be better protected from soaring levels of violence, verbal and physical abuse under proposed legislation to be put before the House of Commons.’

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The Guardian, 16th March 2020

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Lincolnshire removal centre still too violent, say inspectors – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2020 in detention, immigration, news, self-harm, violence by tracey

‘Inspectors have discovered high levels of self-harm, violence and use of force at an immigration detention centre in Lincolnshire where one detainee had been held for more than two years.’

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The Guardian, 10th March 2020

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Victims given right to challenge attackers’ release from prison in new code – The Independent

‘Victims of violent and sexual offences are being given the automatic right to challenge their attackers’ release and apply for restrictions to protect themselves.’

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The Independent, 5th March 2020

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Police deployment of tasers doubles in two years in face of rising violence by suspects – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2019 in firearms, news, police, statistics, violence, weapons by tracey

‘Police deployed tasers a record 23,000 times last year in face of increasingly violent suspects, double the number just two years ago, Home Office figures show.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2019

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Millionaire who claimed his girlfriend died accidentally after ‘rough sex’ loses appeal against prison sentence – The Independent

‘A millionaire property tycoon who left his injured and bleeding partner to die after claiming she had been injured during “rough sex” has lost an appeal to have his prison sentence cut.’

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The Independent, 14th November 2019

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Paedophile hunters responsible for more than half of grooming prosecutions – Daily Telegraph

‘Police chiefs have accused vigilante paedophile hunters of exceeding the law, despite using their evidence to prosecute suspects in more than half of all cases.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th November 2019

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Is There A Point In Banning Drill Rappers Using Certain Words? – Rights Info

‘“Bandoe”, “Booj”, “trapping” and “Kitty”. These are a few of the words drill rapper Ervine Kimpalu has been banned from using in his music for five years after being imprisoned on drug dealing charges. It has sparked renewed debate over the role the music genre plays in serious youth violence. So, how is it that a person can be prevented from using certain words? And is there any point? RightsInfo explores.’

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Rights Info, 24th October 2019

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Stop and search up by almost a third in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘The number of stop and searches carried out by police officers in England and Wales has increased by 32% in a year, official figures have shown.’

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The Guardian, 24th October 2019

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Hate crimes double in five years in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘The number of hate crimes reported to police has more than doubled since 2013, according to government figures, which also showed a large increase last year in offences against people based on sexual orientation.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2019

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Police bail decline revealed as Law Society say worrying trend means violent criminals are being released with no restrictions – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 10th, 2019 in bail, Law Society, news, police, statistics, victims, violence by tracey

‘Thousands of crime suspects are being released by police without any restrictions and potentially putting victims and the public in danger, new research suggests. In 2017, the law was changed in a bid to limit the time someone spends on bail to 28 days, offering police the chance to instead release someone under investigation (RUI) for an unlimited period of time and without having to place any restrictions on them.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2019

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