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Birmingham Mail: Undercover cop threw a three-day party for eco-war

Undercover cop threw a three-day party for eco-warriors on Midland farm

21 Jul 2013 07:36

Anarchists and animal rights activists had no idea that one of their mates was spying on them for a special police unit.

An undercover cop who spied on eco-warriors by posing as one of them for eight years invited hundreds of fellow protesters to a three-day bender to celebrate his 40th birthday on a Midla…

Bristling Badger: Undercover Oversight

As the undercover policing scandal rolls on - with the tenacious Guardian journalists about to publish their book and have the accompanying documentary screened by Channel 4 on Monday - the government has announced tighter rules for future operations.


All long-term undercover policing operations will be independently authorised


Well that sounds reassuring. But which outside body will be …

BBC: Police use of dead children's identities 'common'

Police use of dead children's identities 'common'


The use of dead children's identities by Scotland Yard's Special Demonstrations Squad was "common practice", MPs have been told.


Derbyshire Chief Constable Mick Creedon updated MPs on Operation Herne, which is looking at the Met's undercover operations.


Claims about the use of the identities relate to the squad's operations in the …

NY Times: New Twist in British Spy’s Case Unravels in U.S.

New Twist in British Spy’s Case Unravels in U.S.By COLIN MOYNIHAN

Mark Kennedy, a British police officer who spent seven years infiltrating environmental and activist groups while working undercover for the Metropolitan Police force in London, may have monitored an American computer scientist and spied on others while in the United States.

The computer scientist, Harry Halpin, said that he wa…

Guardian: New law needed for undercover police – MPs

Theresa May, the home secretary, has come under pressure to overhaul regulation of undercover policing after a highly critical parliamentary report that described some of the practices adopted by officers who infiltrated protest groups over a 40-year period as "ghoulish and disrespectful".

The inquiry by the Commons home affairs select committee follows a string of scandals involving undercov…

Guardian: Police spy Mark Kennedy may have misled parliament

Inquiry hears claims of 10 or more women having sexual relations with undercover officer who infiltrated eco-activists

Rob Evans, Paul Lewis

The Guardian, Friday 1 March 2013

Mark Kennedy, the police spy who infiltrated the environmental movement, appears to have misled parliament over the number of sexual relationships he had with women while he was working undercover.

Kennedy told a …

PoliticsUK: UN Human Rights observer ‘deeply concerned’

UN Human Rights observer ‘deeply concerned’ with Police tactics at protests Posted: 10:36 PM, January 23, 2013 by Alan Wyllie

The following is a Press Release by the UNHR.

From 14 to 23 January 2013, I carried out an official visit to the United Kingdom, at the invitation of the Government, for the purpose of making an in-depth assessment of the situation of freedoms of peaceful assemb…

Guardian: UN official: investigate undercover police scandal

UN official calls on British government to investigate undercover police scandal

Maina Kiai says he is 'deeply concerned' about use of officers such as Mark Kennedy to infiltrate non-violent groups

A senior United Nations official has called on the British government to launch a judge-led public inquiry into the "shocking" case of Mark Kennedy and other undercover police officers who ha…

Guardian: sues police 'failing to stop him falling in love

Former spy Mark Kennedy sues police for 'failing to stop him falling in love'

Mark Kennedy, who infiltrated environmental movement until his cover was blown, demands up to £100,000 for 'personal injury'

former spy is suing the Metropolitan police for failing to "protect" him from falling in love with one of the environmental activists whose movement he infiltrated.

Mark Kennedy, who …

BBC Nottingham: Undercover police officer 'attended family funeral

Undercover police officer 'attended family funeral'By Matt ProdgerBBC Home Affairs CorrespondentUndercover officer Mark Kennedy had relationships when working covertly.Continue reading the main storyRelated Stories

Two undercover police officers tricked political activists into having sex wi…

BBC: Kennedy etc and Undercover Cops

Undercover Cops

Radio 4 8.00pm tonight 2nd October


How far should undercover police officers go to gather intelligence?

Jane Deith talks exclusively to women suing the Metropolitan police claiming they were tricked into long standing relationships with undercover officers.

The unmasking of undercover cop Mark Kennedy who'd been infiltrating environmental protest groups has led to revelat…

Statewatch: Police networks and the activities of Mark Kennedy

Another secretive European police working group revealed as governments remain tight-lipped on other police networks and the activities of Mark Kennedy

Statewatch can reveal the existence of a previously unknown international police working group geared towards discussing and developing covert investigative techniques. At the same time parliamentary questions in Germany have seen further details …

Guardian: Kennedy hired as consultant by US security firm

A former police spy who infiltrated the environmental movement for seven years has been hired by a private security firm in the US to give advice on how to deal with political activists.

Mark Kennedy has become a consultant to the Densus Group, providing "investigative services, risk and threat assessments", according to an entry on his LinkedIn profile.

He says he has given lectures to fir…

bristling badger: mark kennedy: the hmic report

mark kennedy: the hmic report

The latest report on undercover police infiltration of activists came out last week. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary looked into the work of the National Public Order Intelligence Unit (NPOIU) who ran the network of spy cops until 2008, and especially at the work of their officer Mark Kennedy.

Radio 4's Today programme said that HMIC are independent and …

Nottingham Post: Further police evidence shocks 'to come to light'

THE lawyer who represented protesters charged with planning to shut down Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station says there are more cases in Notts where evidence was not properly disclosed

The trial of six protesters collapsed – and the convictions of another 20 were quashed – when claims emerged that evidence from undercover cop Mark Kennedy had been withheld. ......

.... Mike Schwarz, who repre…

Nttm Post: Police under fire .. collapse of eco-protest trial

The police and the CPS were responsible for failures in the case of 26 protesters taken to court for planning a protest at Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station, a report has found. Dominic Howell reports...


More reports and reviews as questions continue [and another five in addition to these by my reckoning].

IN addition to the report published by Sir Christopher Rose, there are six other revie…

CPS: CPS report on Ratcliffe Power Station Case

...... Sir Christopher said there could, and should, have been a meeting between the police and the CPS before anyone was charged in which the undercover officer's secret recordings could have been considered.

He said there was no proper disclosure to the defence and no attempt to follow standard legal practice to withhold secret material, known as public interest immunity.

He said: "All involv…

Guardian: Report into Mark Kennedy's secret tapes published


CPS publishes report tomorrow into claims prosecutors withheld undercover police officers' surveillance tapes from defence lawyers.

A key report into the Mark Kennedy controversy is due to be published tomorrow morning. Back in the summer, Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, set up a judge-led inquiry into claims that prosecutors suppressed secret surveillance tapes record…

Guardian: Crisis as activist spying operation unravels

Met facing mounting crisis as activist spying operation unravels

Senior police officers' judgment questioned as revelations emerge about the behaviour of undercover agents

Paul Lewis and Rob Evans

guardian.co.uk, Thursday 20 October 2011 20.22 BST

Mark Kennedy: more pictures discovered


Have discovered more photographs of undercover police officer Mark Kennedy.  There has been much reporting of his monitoring activities in watching [&contributing to] direct action of climate change issues.

NCCLols: Jon Collins Demonstrates His Unfitness for Public

I am sure that all readers of this blog will know about the collapse of the trial of the remaining six climate activists who were accused of planning to shut down Ratcliffe on Soar power station.

Notts Police Authority is the body that is supposed to 'oversee' the work of Notts Police. Its Chair is Jon Collins who is also leader of Nottingham City Council and has been known to feature in thes…