Anthony Grainger killing: ‘words will never be enough to save lives’

Anthony Grainger
Anthony Grainger

source: Socialist Worker
published: 20 May 2020

The government claims that lessons have been learned almost a year after an inquiry said police were to blame for the killing of Anthony Grainger. But the police responsible are still not facing trial.

A government response said “good progress” was being made on the recommendations of a public inquiry into Anthony’s death that ended in July last year.

The inquiry found that incompetent and misleading senior police were entirely to blame for the killing of Anthony by armed cops in 2012.

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Secure video calls to help prisoners maintain family ties

Woman on Laptopsource: GOV.UK News
published: 15 May 2020

Secure video calls will be introduced to prisons and young offender institutions (YOIs) across England and Wales to maintain vital family contact for prisoners and young offenders during the coronavirus pandemic.

Following a successful trial at HMP Berwyn, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) is installing the technology at 10 institutions with a wider rollout in the coming weeks.

The measure is part of wider action to preserve family ties after social visits in prisons and YOIs were suspended, to comply with the government’s guidance on controlling the spread of coronavirus and protecting life.

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Watch as ‘innocent cyclist repeatedly punched by police officer’

Police Officers On Dutyoriginally by: Birmingham Mail
published: 2 May 2020

This is the shocking moment a man is hauled over the bonnet of a police car and and repeatedly punched by an officer investigating a bicycle theft. The West Midlands cop involved in the incident in Frederick Road Aston on April 20 has now been suspended after the CCTV emerged.

He is the same officer also accused of attacking a schoolboy in a separate complaint just one day later, also caught on film.

The cyclist, who suffered bruising to his torso, says he was wholly innocent. He says he was riding his own bike for permitted pandemic exercise when he was stopped.

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