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South Korean prime minister resigns over ferry disaster
Chung blames ‘deep-rooted evils’ for sinking that left over 300 dead or missing
NYPD: Britain must embrace social media to beat gangs
New York police tell Scotland Yard to infiltrate gang culture through social media like Instagram and Facebook
Top criminologist calls for inquiry into Corrib policing
Author of Hillsborough report recommends non-statutory review of evidence
Online surveillance undermines trust in intelligence services, says Tory peer
Lady Neville-Jones backs calls for the law governing mass surveillance of the internet to be tightened up
NSA intercepts: ordinary internet users 'far outnumbered' legal targets
Washington Post report says half surveillance files collected between 2009 and 2012 belonged to US citizens or residents
Knife crime clampdown wins Commons backing, leaving Lib Dems isolated
Labour and Conservatives unite to back mandatory jail sentences for anyone caught twice in possession of a knife
Cleveland car chase ends with two dead, 137 shots fired and six police charged
Six police officers charged for firing after chase ended. Suspects Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams were unarmed
An Unjust Solution
"Not long ago in Georgia, a six-year-old named Salecia Johnson was handcuffed and taken from her elementary school to the local police station. The school chose to do this, instead of sending her to time-out, or home to her parents or to the principal’s office...Zero tolerance in our schools has become an excuse for a blatant abdication of leadership, fairness, compassion, and common sense."
Dad ‘disgusted’ as cops cleared of wrongdoing after they used Taser on him during epileptic fit
"Commission which ruled the cops ‘did not breach force policy."
Man in NSW, Australia, being tasered with hands behind his head
Caution: this video is not for the faint-hearted.
German Police Honing In on Far-Right Criminals
"Authorities are proud of their progress, but critics say there is a tendency by officials to downplay right-wing extremist crime in a way that is dangerous to society. "
DWP 'did not do enough to stop fraud among welfare-to-work companies'
National Audit Office finds Department for Work and Pensions knew risk of fraud but did not introduce checks
Christopher Tappin refused bail by American court
"Tappin faces up to 35 years in jail if convicted of trying to sell batteries for surface-to-air missiles to Iran."
The copper, the Lawrence killer's father, and secret police files that expose a 'corrupt relationship'
"The police intelligence outline extensive allegations of corruption against John Davidson, a lead detective investigating the racist murder."
How streetwise intervention cuts crime
Rape figures 'distorted' as cases wiped from record
"Safety fears raised as nearly 12 per cent of claims are reclassified as 'no-crimes'."
Police kettling under fire...
"The Home Secretary has refused to rule out the use of water cannon for the first time in Britain if future student demonstrations result in further violence."
US-style police commissioners to cost £130 million
"Plans for elected police chiefs will cost £130million in the first year alone, it was revealed yesterday."
Rapid riot prosecutions more important than long sentences, says Keir Starmer
Director of public prosecutions challenges received wisdom that heavy sentences for rioters worked as an effective deterrence
Riot sentencing put 'nice kids' behind bars, lawyers say
Sentencing rulebook was 'torn up and thrown away', magistrate says, but prosecutors argue harsher punishments were justified
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