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IPCC: is it time to put down police’s pet watchdog?

IPCC: is it time to put down police’s pet watchdog?

As a series of scandals continue to rock the cops, Socialist Worker shows that the organisation that is supposed to police the police is worse than useless. The Independent Police…

Nigerian Prisons: Death traps or reform centres?

Nigerian Prisons: Death traps or reform centres?

Prisons in Nigeria are dehumanising. Olaolu Olusina, with additional reports from Davidson Iriekpen and Chiemele Ezeobi, examine the state of the nation’s prisons as well as the various attempts at…

How to Deal with the FIT!

How to Deal with the FIT!

The police snoop on protests and protesters in many ways. They call it ‘intelligence gathering’. Some of this is done by murky methods, with undercover police and informants, but a…

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…