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15 May 2019
In my home city of Birmingham there have been over 270 knife crimes so far this year. West Midlands Police report an 87% increase since 2013-2014.
1 May 2019
Several recent tragic deaths of teenagers in 'knife crime' incidents have raised concerns about the level of violence affecting young people in England and Wales.
13 March 2019
So far this year, ten teenagers have already lost their lives in London as a result of knife crime. In response to these tragedies, people are rightly demanding action to keep communities safe.
13 March 2014
The trial is currently taking place of Nicky Jacobs, one of those charged with the murder of PC Blakelock during the Broadwater Farm riots in 1985
18 April 2012
Over Easter yet another brazen example of police corruption came to light. It was revealed that the Met police (MPS) buried a 2004 report warning of racist stop and search.
5 October 2011
What is happening to the democratic and civil liberties won over generations by working class people? In Britain, governments have used some of the repressive methods of totalitarian states
9 August 2011
This morning thousands of people have woken up to the devastation of their communities. It is a tragedy for the small shopkeepers whose businesses have been looted or set alight, workers whose cars have been burnt out, and perhaps worst of all for those who have seen their homes go up in smoke.
11 May 2011
Documentary photographer Marc Vallée recently debated new emergency counter-terrorism stop and search powers on Radio 4's Today programme with chief constable Andy Trotter of the Association of Chief Police Officers...
Socialist Party and ISR members protest at the 2003 arms fair in Docklands, east London, photo Paul Mattsson
19 January 2010
LAST WEEK the European Court of Human Rights ruled that 'stop and search' powers given to the police by the Terrorism Act 2000 are unlawful, writes Greg Randall.
28 May 2008
Home secretary Jacqui Smith has urged police forces to harass 'badly behaved' young people, writes Matt Dobson, Socialist Students national organiser.
8 November 2007
ONLY ONE in every 400 'stop and searches' leads to arrest, official figures reveal... By Sarah Sachs-Eldridge
20 July 2006
ON 7 July, while Britain remembered last year's appalling 7/7 terrorist attack, the right-wing media and government were fabricating panic and prejudice, writes Rozh and Senan.
10 July 2004
THE POLICE are harassing Asians, particularly young Muslim men, more and more. Recently released 'stop and search' figures show that New Labour is clearly conducting its so-called War On Terror only against certain sections of the working-class...
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