Police Taser use increase poses growing ‘threat to life’, report warns

“Tasers should be abolished” say authors of Resistance Lab report which shows Greater Manchester Police increased their Taser use by 73% in a year. A significant increase in Taser usage by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) poses a growing “threat to life”, particularly against BAME groups and people with mental and physical disabilities, the report says. […]

Civil rights campaigners demand urgent action after Greater Manchester Police taser a man in front of his child

Northern Police Monitoring Project, and other civil rights groups, have written a letter to Greater Manchester Police and Police Crime Commissioner Bev Hughes expressing concerns over the tasering of a man in front of his child at a petrol station in Stretford on Wednesday 6 May. GMP have referred the incident to the Independent Office […]

Far right mobilise in Manchester following damning child sex abuse report

Far right protesters gathered in St. Peter’s Square brandishing banners with racially charged slogans, following the publication of a report into Operation Augusta – an investigation of child sexual exploitation in Greater Manchester. Katy Preen reports on who we really need to hold accountable for the failures to properly investigate and prosecute child sex abuse. […]

Police urged to prosecute Boris Johnson for climate ‘genocide’

Climate activists have submitted a dossier of evidence to Greater Manchester Police suggesting that Boris Johnson, and two former Conservative Prime Ministers have enacted policy decisions that have increased the risk of climate change rather than reducing it, and are therefore responsible for  increasing numbers of deaths due to climate ‘genocide’. Activists fighting climate change […]

Too busy to take a leaflet from uniformed police officers – you may be followed by undercover officers

The Northern Police Monitoring Project (NPMP) has called for the end of Project Servator. A new country wide anti-crime operation, which the NPMP claims is “another example of police forces monitoring and imposing themselves upon individuals without any legitimate justification.” In a statement on Project Servator, the NPMP drew attention to a video tweeted by […]