‘No-one above the law’ says Met chief regarding prince Andrew rape allegations

Support us and go ad-free The Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick said “no-one is above the law” when questioned about claims of sexual assault against prince Andrew Windsor. Dick herself recently received criticism after refusing to accept the findings of a report which uncovered institutional corruption in the Metropolitan Police. No investigation Dick added that …
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UN environment chief delivers damning assessment of the climate emergency

Support us and go ad-free The world “listened, but did not hear” the extent of the dangers of the climate crisis, the head of the United Nations Environment Programme has said. Inger Andersen criticised global leaders for “not acting strongly enough” and said a generation of politicians, business leaders and “conscious citizens” was needed to …
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Noah Donohoe’s campaign team calls for chief constable to resign

Support us and go ad-free Content warning: This article mentions details of Noah Donohoe’s case that some readers may find distressing. As reported by The Canary, 14-year-old Noah Donohoe disappeared on 21 June 2020. His body was found in a storm drain six days later. A post-mortem examination found he died as a result of …
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Former chief cop who advocates ‘total policing’ to target protesters at G7 summit in Cornwall

Bernard Hogan-Howe was the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) commissioner between 2011 and 2017. Recently it was announced he will advise on security for the June G7 summit in Cornwall. Yet his record on public order policing is controversial, to say the least. Total Policing As MPS commissioner, Hogan-Howe practised what he called ‘total policing’. Previously, as …
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Use of force against George Floyd was not justified, says Minneapolis police chief

The Minneapolis police chief testified that Derek Chauvin’s use of force against George Floyd was “in no way, shape or form” in line with police policy. As the trial for the police officer accused of killing Floyd continues, Medaria Arradondo is one of few police chiefs to testify against his own officer. The sixth day …
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Former Ofsted chief calls on teachers to ‘sacrifice their lives’, but the teachers are having none of it

During an interview on BBC Newsnight, former Ofsted chief Michael Wilshaw suggested that teachers should be prepared to sacrifice their lives to help close the educational attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers, that has widened as a result of school closures. Wilshaw told Emily Maitlis: You have to compare this with the medical emergency …
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Police chief leaps to defend his force before any investigation into Mohamud Hassan’s death is carried out

The funeral of 24-year-old Mohamud Mohammed Hassan took place on Sunday 17 January. Mohamud died suddenly on 9 January after being arrested and held overnight in police custody. Witnesses say that he had been released from Cardiff Bay police station with blood on his clothes and bruises all over his body. According to a close …
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Welsh NHS chief warns Covid-19 patient numbers could double from first wave

The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in Welsh hospitals could soon be double that seen during the first wave of the pandemic, the country’s NHS chief executive has warned. Dr Andrew Goodall said Wales’s health system was under “immense pressure”, with critical care units operating at 140% of normal capacity. Two health boards are dedicating …
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Feminism Not Militarism: Medea Benjamin on the Movement to Oppose Michèle Flournoy as Pentagon Chief

President-elect Joe Biden has introduced key members of his national security team this week, including his picks for secretary of state, national intelligence director, national security adviser, homeland security chief and ambassador to the United Nations. Biden has yet to announce his defense secretary, but progressives are already raising alarm over reports that he intends …
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Feminism Not Militarism: Medea Benjamin on the Movement to Oppose Michèle Flournoy as Pentagon Chief

President-elect Joe Biden has introduced key members of his national security team this week, including his picks for secretary of state, national intelligence director, national security adviser, homeland security chief and ambassador to the United Nations. Biden has yet to announce his defense secretary, but progressives are already raising alarm over reports that he intends …
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