>HMIC report – FITwatch press release

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>FITwatch welcomes Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary’s criticisms of public order policing but warns much more must be done. FITwatch is pleased HM Chief Inspector Denis O’Connor has taken on board many of our concerns in his damning report ‘Adapting to Protest: Strengthening the British model of policing’. The moves by HMIC to ensure that […]

>Police arrest innocent people to get their details on the DNA database

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>The Human Genetics Commission has accused police of arresting people purely to get their details on the police DNA database. Speaking on radio 4’s Today programme this morning, Prof Jonathon Montgomery from the Human Genetics Commission said that they had received evidence that police were deliberately making arrests in order to obtain DNA samples. He […]

>Support Fitwatch – Get a Copy of Excessive Force – a comix anthology against police

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> Police everywhere, justice nowhere Profits from Excessive Force will go towards FITwatch and the Legal Defence and Monitoring Group both of whom work towards ending police repression. Featuring 19 exciting new and up-and-coming graphic artists this is an comics anthology against the police. Whether drawing on personal experiences or imagined stories about modern policing […]

>FITwatch accuses ACPO boss, Sir Hugh Orde, of ‘playing politics’ before publication of HMIC report which is certain to further criticise the police’s

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> As FITwatchers eagerly await the publication of the final part of the HMIC (1) report ‘Adapting to Protest’, we note the thinly disguised attempt by Sir Hugh Orde, ACPO’s president (2), to pre-empt what is expected to be a highly critical report into police behaviour towards legitimate public protest. In a series of surprisingly […]

>Controversial Domestic Extremist Units Make Desperate Raids to Justify Existence

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>MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTROVERSIAL DOMESTIC EXTREMIST UNITS MAKE DESPERATE RAIDS TO JUSTIFY EXISTENCE Following a damning series of articles in The Guardian, the National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unit (NETCU), and their sister organisation the National Domestic Extremist Team (NDET) are attempting to justify their existence by raiding and arresting four animal rights activists […]