The Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill, otherwise known as the SpyCops Bill, is currently being rushed through parliament. Its purpose is to provide the legal basis for the conduct of undercover agents.
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The home secretary is to consider the case for a public inquiry into the 1974 Birmingham Pub Bombings. The blasts at the Mulberry Bush and Tavern in the Town pubs killed 21 people and injured 220.
Two decades ago the police tried to silence Ken Fero’s fearless documentary Injustice. Twenty years later, his follow-up is filled with even more pain and outrage. Ultraviolence was launched at the 2020 BFI Film Festival.
An inquest released on 9 October concluded that excessive use of force by Metropolitan Police Officers and “serious failures” by public service providers contributed to Kevin Clarke’s death in police custody.
The government may be trying to “run down the clock” until a public inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane becomes pointless. Counsel for his widow claimed that his death has never been properly investigated.
The National Theatre of Scotland is to revive its major productions with the launch of a new stage show inspired by the case of Sheku Bayoh, a father-of-two who died in police custody in Fife.
“The public deserves more information to understand what we know for sure and what we don’t and why things have been presented the way they have been,” Ferdman tells Democracy Now!
Kevin Clarke said ‘I’m going to die’ as he was put into two sets of handcuffs but was ‘ignored’ and lost consciousness as he was being taken to an ambulance, Southwark coroner’s court heard.