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It’s time to scrap stop and search

It’s time to scrap stop and search

In March last year the home secretary, Theresa May, used a fast-track parliamentary procedure to rush through emergency anti-terrorist stop-and-search powers. Section 47a of the Terrorism Act replaced the act's…

Watchdog calls for power to scrutinise privatised police

Watchdog calls for power to scrutinise privatised police

The police watchdog has aired its growing frustration over the Home Office's failure to close a loophole that allows privately contracted officers to escape investigation.…

The shooting of Mark Duggan must be investigated openly

The shooting of Mark Duggan must be investigated openly

The news that the inquest into the shooting of Mark Duggan has been further delayed, from September 2012 to January 2013, comes as no great surprise to those of us…

Controversial security firm to house asylum seekers

Controversial security firm to house asylum seekers

A company which has used “inhumane” policies, and whose staff could still be charged in connection with the death of an asylum seeker two years ago, yesterday won a five-year…

Supermax – torture in US prisons

Supermax – torture in US prisons

Solitary confinement is commonplace in US prisons. Most US states have over the last 30 years introduced specialised new segregation facilities, often referred to as "supermax." Around 80,000 people are…

Committee passes death penalty repeal bill

Committee passes death penalty repeal bill

A bill that would abolish the state's death penalty for all future cases and replace the punishment with life imprisonment has passed its first round of votes in the General…

Troy Davis Nephew De’Jaun Davis-Correia on What’s Next

Troy Davis Nephew De’Jaun Davis-Correia on What’s Next

Antone De'Jaun Davis-Correia was more than proud to be selected as one of The Root's 25 Young Futurists last year; he was relieved. He saw it as validation of his…

London is increasingly policed by force not consent – thanks to its mayors

London is increasingly policed by force not consent – thanks to its mayors

Exactly six months ago a series of riots spread from Tottenham to other parts of London and across the country. The only way police officers were able to re-establish order…