Police officers in Nottinghamshire are being trained to improve the way they use stop and search powers.
It follows concerns that community relations are being damaged because more black people are stopped than white people.
Ch Supt Simon Nickless said he was telling officers their use of the powers needed to be lawful and proportionate.
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AN "urgent review" of training for new Notts police recruits has been recommended, following a report on how the force operates stop and search powers.
It comes after research revealed that in the past three years, black people were around nine times more likely to be stopped and searched than white people. Asian people were around twice as likely to be stopped.
In July, the force started …
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Two more issues of the Forest Fields Fire have come out in the last three months, with another on it's way. The gift that keep on giving.
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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…
In the early hours of this morning in South Nottingham two G4S vehicles came a cropper. We slashed their tires, stripped their paint, and snapped off their exgaust pipes.
Recently the greek state raided an anarchist squat in Thessaloniki and beat up and dragged away the residents, one of which was a comrade who until recently had been supporting greek prisoner solidarity in Nottingham. The comrade has been trailed and given a 1 year suspended sentence and has been released, currently recovering from the beating and the nearly broken hand sustained during arrest. th…
Yet more evidence has emerged that workfare is replacing paid jobs. This week the 2 sisters food group announced the creation of 100 new jobs at their Nottingham Pizza Factory thanks to the ‘introduction of new business‘. This might seem like good news until you discover that the jobs aren’t really jobs and the new business isn’t really new business.
The jobs are actually ‘pre-employm…
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Private bailiff firms contracted to councils, are defrauding members of the public with no opposition from the Government, Local Authorities or the Police.
Local news papers will not, for whatever reason, report on this serious issue. They are failing in their duty to raise awareness for the many thousands of victims involved.
It seems these crimes will remain covered-up if…
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Squatting clamp down is upon us
August 31, 2012
The new section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 comes into effect on 1st September 2012. This section creates a new offence of squatting in a residential building, which will apply throughout England and Wales. There are already, as yet unconfirmed reports, of some police forces moving in on squats…even b…
Commencement of offence of squatting in a residential building
This circular includes guidance for criminal justice agencies on the new offence of squatting in a residential building and sets out the Government's plans for commencement.
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Circular No. 2012/04
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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 …
Squatting law to commence 1st September
We have just received verification that the new law, criminalising squatting in residential properties will come into effect on September 1st 2012.
You can see the commencement order on the government’s website here
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Not everyone who is squatting, or considered by others to be squatting, will be affected by the new law, but peop…
There was more unrest at Morton Hall Immigration Removals Centre yesterday, when a detainee got on the roof and threatened to commit suicide. According to other detainees the man got on the roof soon after 8am. The centre was put under lockdown and we have been unable to get any news of what happened to the man.
Government back-to-work schemes criticised as “forced labour” were ruled lawful by the High Court today.
A judge rejected jobless graduate Cait Reilly's claim that a scheme requiring her to work for free at a Poundland discount store breached human rights laws banning slavery.
Mr Justice Foskett, sitting at the High Court in London, said that "characterising such a scheme as involving or…