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Assault, suicide, neglect: Reality of children behind bars

Assault, suicide, neglect: Reality of children behind bars

At night, the shouting starts. When the lights go out at Hindley, the young offenders institute, you can hear the intimidating shout-outs, the insults and threats from other boys kept…

Body cameras for all Met officers within two years

Body cameras for all Met officers within two years

All frontline officers in the country's biggest police force will routinely use body-worn cameras within the next two years. The cameras are being introduced in the wake of the fatal…

The British police on armed routine patrol

The British police on armed routine patrol

In a little-noticed move, a small number of police officers are now routinely carrying sidearms while on patrol in parts of the mainland UK.…

Uganda anti-gay law declared ‘null and void’ by constitutional court

Uganda anti-gay law declared ‘null and void’ by constitutional court

Gay rights campaigners in Uganda and around the world are celebrating a decision by the country's constitutional court to strike down a widely condemned anti-gay law.…

Should police be charged with murder in the line of duty?

Should police be charged with murder in the line of duty?

'The need for a split second judgment that will decide between life or death is not an extreme exception. It is built into the planning.'…

Netpol calls for abolition of police bail conditions for protest arrests

Netpol calls for abolition of police bail conditions for protest arrests

Netpol has called for an end to “extremely broad and deeply authoritarian powers” allowing the police to apply stringent bail conditions against protesters following arrest but prior to deciding upon…

Troubled U.S. executions raise questions about doctors in death chamber

Troubled U.S. executions raise questions about doctors in death chamber

Troubled lethal injections in Oklahoma and Arizona have raised questions whether medical personnel are skilled enough to humanely put an inmate to death.…

Watchdog warns police to resist ‘mission creep’ of Taser

Watchdog warns police to resist ‘mission creep’ of Taser

Police forces must avoid ‘mission creep’ over their deployment of Tasers following a 200% increase in use over the last four years, warned the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).…