Representatives of Avon and Somerset police tried to contact “the organisers” of the Co-mutiny series of events and protests taking place in Bristol from 12th - 20th September. The co-mutiny has decided to respond with an open letter.
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Local cops are using twitter to give "Operational updates about the policing of Bristol Co-Mutiny actions and events" - it is just me or does that sound less like policing and more like a PR campaign? We've seen the police politicising the policing of events like the G20 and Climate Camp - is it now in Bristol too? ... read full story / add a comment
south west / policing / press release by Deborah Glass 1 comment (last - thursday august 06, 2009 17:23)
IPCC calls for immediate change in policing tactics: G20 pdf Bishopgate Report
Lots of coverage appearing online and on tv news of the latest IPCC report into G20 policing, this one in relation to police tactics in dealing with the Climate Camp on Bishopgate and the specific experiences of one woman mostly at the hands of TSG.
The report is available here:
and reprinted below for information purposes.
HMIC has made three immediate recommendations:
- No surprises – Protestors and public should be made aware of
likely police action in order to make informed decisions.
- A release plan to allow vulnerable or distressed persons or those
inadvertently caught up in the police containment to exit.
- A review of current public order training.
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Inspecting policing in the public interest/ adapting to protest ... read full story / add a comment
bristol / policing / news report by Local 11 comments (last - saturday july 04, 2009 22:52) 1 image 1 attached file
On going attacks on the cycle path in Easton ... read full story / add a comment
bristol / policing / news report by Tony Gosling 4 comments (last - monday june 22, 2009 11:58) 1 audio file
Bates now claims that he is “aware (and will prove) that those images had been “exhaustively” examined (unlawfully) by Avon and Somerset police in September 2008 and were identified as being within active and archived case”. Therefore, he goes on, Mr Port has either been “seriously misled by his own officers”, or presented a misleading and “emotive story for public consumption”. ... read full story / add a comment
south west / policing / news report by Cliff Hanley 12 comments (last - thursday june 25, 2009 20:13)
Citizen-reporter captures police brutality with Tasers ... read full story / add a comment
south west / policing / announcement by olivers army 8 comments (last - thursday june 25, 2009 21:57)
police are still uniformed but still uncovered
Q: are you a bloated pig?
cuase we've got our pig-eye on you!
yes we are monitored daily in many places but remember not everywhere! ... read full story / add a comment
south west / policing / news report by Tony Gosling 9 comments (last - friday january 08, 2010 04:56) 1 image
Bates: "The evidence I have collected over the six years since I first became involved in Operation ORE is extremely sensitive and undoubtedly includes information that the police (particularly CEOP) would prefer not to see revealed. It is likely that this evidence will eventually lead to exposure of the biggest police scandal that this country has ever seen." ... read full story / add a comment
BATH CHRONICLE AND ITS CAMPAIGN OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST LEFT WING ACTIVISTS
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bristol / policing / news report by Tony Gosling 10 comments (last - wednesday june 10, 2009 21:35) 1 image
After generally being an expert witness for the police computer expert Terence Bates starts to give evidence against the police. Hey presto - he is prosecuted and as the blowback begins for CPS and police corruption and he begins to clear his name the High Court steps in. Colin Port is looking decidedly rattled. ... read full story / add a comment
Following police brutality to anti-arms activists at Raytheon and peaceful chalk messengers many Bristolians may wish to attend this event. ... read full story / add a comment
This Sunday, 10 May, sees the Bristol ABC prisoner support group take its turn at hosting the weekly vegan Sunday cafe at Kebele (http://www.kebelecoop.org).
The Bristol ABC group has been reactivated over the last year or so. There is a the need to provide support for political prisoners, and radicalised social prisoners, in the UK and abroad; and there is a need to begin campaigning against the prison-industrial complex – the sector of capitalism that makes a profit out of building and running prisons, and is slowly turning the whole of society into one big open prison. As more and more campaigners & protesters (anti-war & anti-militarist, anti-capitalist, animal rights, anti-fascist and more) are being locked away for years on end, our movement needs to increase its work in supporting and campaigning for our comrades & friends imprisoned by the state. ... read full story / add a comment
Ooops - a copper in a group of Bristol City fans was chanting obscene stuff - all infront of a member of the public who turned out to be a top police boss. ... read full story / add a comment
bristol / policing / opinion/analysis by Blake Lock 3 comments (last - saturday may 02, 2009 15:29) 1 image
With public mistrust in the police, and their political paymasters, running at record high levels, it should come as no surprise that your average PC is not a happy bunny. Their sudden lampooning in the media, alongside the hatred they receive at all times from a large percentage of the population, is driving some of them to distraction. It may not therefore come as a total surprise if they revolted. ... read full story / add a comment
On 30 April the Met Police met with the Met Police Authority(MPA), chaired by Mayor Boris Johnson, to discuss the G20 policing operation. Meanwhile, seperately it was announced the Met Police had paid out £85,000.00 damages to 5 protesters, who had taken part in a protest at the Mexican Embassy back in 2006. All this will make useful background reading for those attending the Bindymedia film night on May 4, that will discuss the G20, policing and protests (http://bristol.indymedia.org/article/690253).
Is it any wonder people are angry and concerned about the actions of the police and the state? No surprise then that this Saturday's protest in Bristol against police brutality and state harassment may attract significant numbers (see http://www.bristol.indymedia.org/article/690284) ... read full story / add a comment
bristol / policing / announcement by Alexis 2 comments (last - tuesday april 28, 2009 18:21) 1 attached file
Wrong place, wrong time
Ian Tomlinson was on his way home when he was viciously attacked and killed by riot police at the G20 demonstrations in London. Despite an attempted cover up and sickening lies by the authorities, this time they could not hide the truth. They beat and pushed a man to the floor and watched as he died of internal bleeding. Ian Tomlinson is the latest name in a long, long list and he will not be the last to die at the hands of violent cops. ... read full story / add a comment
The police are attempting to break in and illegally evict the occupants of 141 Ashley Road, St Pauls, which has recently been squatted. This is illegal under the terms of Section 6 of the law.
ALL HELP IS NEEDED PLEASE, by coming down to show support, solidarity and witness what is going on, or by spreading the information.
141 Ashley Road: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&safe=off&client=fir...&z=20 ... read full story / add a comment
bristol / policing / announcement by Lifetime of rage 10 comments (last - sunday may 03, 2009 14:08) 2 images 1 attached file
Demonstration 12 noon, Saturday 2nd May @ New Bridewell police station, Bridewell Street, Bristol. Police state violence knows no borders, but these streets are ours! ... read full story / add a comment
south west / policing / news report by Mike 17 comments (last - thursday april 09, 2009 20:29) 1 image
On Wednesday during a demonstration against the G20 in London, thousands of protestors were trapped inside a police cordon (kettled) where they were baton charged and crushed by the police. A man died during this demonstration outside the Bank of England in London. Eyewitnesses have now released a statement and video. They can be reached for comment at g20witnesses [at] gmail.com. ... read full story / add a comment