Police Brutality

Sarah Everard, 33  vanished as she walked home in Clapham, south London, on 3 March

Aggressive Police Protest Response Brings Fresh Scrutiny to Police Crime Bill

The heavy-handed police response to protestors who held a vigil for 33-year-old marketing executive Sarah Everard has sparked a national debate over the Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts Bill, (also sometimes referred to as the Crime Bill or Police Crime Bill). The Bill places further limitations over the right to protest and peaceful vigils. Following the police response to vigils[Read More…]

US border control agents accused of sexually assaulting and beating migrant children

US border control agents accused of sexually assaulting and beating migrant children

US border control has been accused of kicking and punching migrant children and threatening them with sexual assault. Migrant children under the care of United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) were allegedly beaten, threatened with sexual violence and repeatedly assaulted while in custody between 2009 and 2014, according to a report released Wednesday from the American Civil Liberties Union[Read More…]

French police accused of systematic violence against refugees

French police accused of systematic violence against refugees

French police have been accused of more than 1,000 human rights violations against refugees, it has been reported. Four humanitarian organisations published a report called ‘Police Violence in Calais: Abusive and Illegal Practices by Law Enforcement officers’, says that 972 incidents were recorded over the space of a year by aid workers who formed a human rights monitoring team. One[Read More…]

Barbara Hofschröer

State sanctioned robbery: How the elderly are being stripped off their assets

A growing number of elderly veterans have been kidnapped and held up in state psychiatry wards by criminal elements within British authorities. British born grandmother, Barbara Hofschröer, a disabled Second World War veteran, has been held incommunicado by York authorities since 2014. She has been confined against her will in a York care home after her assets were forcibly stripped[Read More…]

Disabled child imprisoned by US authorities

Disabled child imprisoned by US authorities

A lawsuit has been filed after a disabled child aged 10 was detained in the US. Rosa Maria Hernandez, who has cerebral palsy was arrested and thrown into border control custody, after traffic police stopped her family who were taking her to the hospital. The federal suit has been filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday. They have[Read More…]