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Apparent assault by Police Officer emerges

Written by RSS Poster Brutal Police Blog on the 04th February 2011 at 0:06 - Posted in Police Blogs

Source: Press TVWhilst the source is not necessarily endorsed the video itself raises issues about what happened during the largely peaceful protest and the use of violence by police officers.

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Apparent assault by Police Officer emerges

Written by RSS Poster Brutal Police Blog on the 04th February 2011 at 0:06 - Posted in Police Blogs

Source: Press TVWhilst the source is not necessarily endorsed the video itself raises issues about what happened during the largely peaceful protest and the use of violence by police officers.

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Kettle tactics risk Hillsborough-style tragedy – doctor

Written by RSS Poster Brutal Police Blog on the 19th December 2010 at 12:46 - Posted in Police Blogs

ImageBy Jon CartwrightTextSource: The GuardianAuthor: Mark Townsend and Shiv MalikCrush of student protesters on Westminster Bridge compared to 1980s stadium disaster.A senior doctor has warned that police risk repeating a Hillsborough-type tragedy if they continue with tactics deployed during the recent tuition fee protests.The anaesthetist from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, who gave medical assistance to the protesters, said that officers forced demonstrators into such a tight "kettle" on Westminster...
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Jody McIntyre interview on BBC Breakfast News

Written by RSS Poster Brutal Police Blog on the 16th December 2010 at 21:39 - Posted in Police Blogs

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Appeals for information

Written by RSS Poster Brutal Police Blog on the 16th December 2010 at 11:12 - Posted in Police Blogs

Source: Green and Black CrossDid you witness or film these incidents? Please get in touch, this information may lead to upholding a complaint or preventing wrongful prosecution. This is the contact you need to make ASAP. Please spread the word. With large numbers of us organized the media will be forced to acknowledge the evidence. It's important that we do this. Click here.

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Police kettle and trap protesters at student protest

Written by RSS Poster Brutal Police Blog on the 16th December 2010 at 11:02 - Posted in Police Blogs

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Geographies of the Kettle: Containment, Spectacle & Counter-Strategy

Written by RSS Poster Brutal Police Blog on the 16th December 2010 at 11:00 - Posted in Police Blogs

Source: Critical Legal ThinkingAuthor: Rory RowanThe last few weeks of student-led protests against the ideologically blunt and financially reckless Tory-Liberal Democrat cuts and the massively short-sighted, brutal and regressive cuts to third level education in particular may well have marked something of a turning point in modern British history. They have won back the power of political protest that was seemingly lost after the defeat of the anti-war marches in 2003. Tony Blair’s smug platitudes...
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A Note on Violence

Written by RSS Poster Brutal Police Blog on the 16th December 2010 at 10:57 - Posted in Police Blogs

Source: Critical Legal ThinkingAuthor: Basak Ertur“The full force of the law must be brought against violent protesters,” David Cameron repeats his mantra, once again, on the evening of 9 December, following the fourth instance of targeted property damage and clashes with the police coming from within the groundswell of student protests against education cuts. The mantra’s combination of “force” and “law” is not intended solely as a call for retrospective legal proceedings, but also...
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Police Violence, Media Violence

Written by RSS Poster Brutal Police Blog on the 16th December 2010 at 10:52 - Posted in Police Blogs

Source: Jacques Rancière (blog)Author: BowmanIt is eminently possible to understand the much publicised excessive and preemptive police violence at the anti-cut Demonstrations in London last week (and previously).It is also easy to understand the government’s desire to recast the police violence as the violence of the protestors.What is mystifying is the sustained and ongoing media violence. This violence is of a different order.The police violence makes perfect sense, even if it perplexed me...
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Student fees protest: lawyers launch legal challenge to kettling

Written by RSS Poster Brutal Police Blog on the 14th December 2010 at 14:52 - Posted in Police Blogs

Source: The GuardianAuthor: Matthew TaylorLawyers have launched a legal challenge to the police tactic of kettling during recent student demonstrations, claiming a breach of human rights.The lawyers, acting for five of the thousands of demonstrators penned in by police last Thursday, have written to the commissioner for the Metropolitan police, Sir Paul Stephenson,arguing that kettling breaches European human rights legislation.The latest student demonstration saw thousands of people descend on London...
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