The role of the police in western society is beginning to be understood and challenged in ways that were inconceivable only a decade ago. The belief in ‘law and order’ and infallibility of the police is now seriously questioned.
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On March 2, a 35-year-old Aboriginal man died at the Longbay Correctional Centre prison hospital in Sydney. Three days later, a 44-year-old Indigenous woman died at Silverwater Correctional Facility.
The family of a woman who was the seventh person in as many years to take her own life by the same means at units run by an NHS mental health trust said it “shouldn’t have happened”.
In December 2020, the Government announced an independent review to examine the framework of the Human Rights Act 1998 (the “HRA”), how it is operating in practice and whether any change is required.
In a surprise to no one who was paying attention the British government’s Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, has concluded that ‘concerns the UK is institutionally racist are not borne out by the evidence’.
Aged 18 he committed three violent offences and was convicted. He was told the minimum time he’d be in prison would be three and a half years. But 16 years and 17 jails later he’s still there, “left to rot”, he says.
The UK Government says that major reform of the Mental Health Act will empower individuals to have more control over their treatment and deliver on a key manifesto commitment.
Celia Stubbs, whose partner Blair Peach was killed by police 42 years ago, hopes her appearance at the Undercover Policing Inquiry will help her discover why she was spied on for decades.