The BBC have filmed a series over two years with unprecedented access to Greater Manchester Police, offering frontline insight into one police force’s battle against organised crime. The first episode focuses on a spate of kidnappings and torturing of victims … Continue reading BBC The Detectives – Fighting Organised Crime in Manchester
Black Policing in the UK SECTION: POLICE & CRIME The first Black police officer was John Kent (1805 – 20 July 1886) who was a British police constable at Maryport, later with the Carlisle City Police, he was the first … Continue reading Black Police in the UK – The Pioneer Force
A US police officer who was called out to arrest a family suspected of shoplifting instead bought them some food so they could have a decent Christmas dinner. Officer Matt Lima was called to a food store in Somerset, Massachusetts, … Continue reading Policeman buys family food instead of arresting them for shoplifting
Emergency Services News Source: Emergency Service News Blog Man Jailed After Setting Fire To Ex-Army Devon & Cornwall Police Officer by John Johnson A man who doused two police officers in petrol before setting one of them on fire in Newquay has been jailed for ten-and-a-half years. Blagovest Hadjigueorguiev left army veteran PC Darral Mares with severe burns to his legs and hand after he was engulfed in flames during the horrific incident in September. PC Mares, who was saved from further serious injury by the quick actions of his colleague, PC Alan Lenton, is still continuing on his long road … Continue reading Emergency Services News Roundup
Police must stop categorising protest activities in this way, say 152 campaigners, lawyers, academics, journalists and politicians John Catt in 2010, the year he discovered that police had conducted surveillance on him at demonstrations between 2005 and 2009. This year … Continue reading Peaceful Protest – ‘Domestic Extremism’?
Today in Corby hundreds gathered in James Ashworth VC Square outside the Corby Cube in Northamptonshire to attend what was a peaceful and powerful “Black Lives Matter” protest. It was a family affair, with many people angry at the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police in Minnesota in the US, chanting “No Justice, No Peace” and “Black Lives Matter” or the dying words of George Floyd “I can’t breathe” across Corby town. They turned out to show their support and the worldwide call for equality and an end of the disproportionate number of “stop and … Continue reading Corby Black Lives Matter Protest