December/January policing briefing

News from the Kettle Police Powers campaign Welcome to the December/January policing briefing from the ‘Kettling police powers’ campaign. For 2012, we have decided to focus on the following key areas: • The repeal of stop and search powers which allow police to...

Attack on criminal legal aid is a ‘cops charter’

In what appears to be a ‘cops charter’, government measures currently going through parliament will end the automatic right of working people to see a solicitor if they are arrested. The changes will mean access to a lawyer whilst in custody can be ‘means tested’....