apr 102013
 

Civil liberties activists in Germany and elsewhere are taking a novel, and militant, approach to CCTV culture. A new game dubbed ‘Camover’ is taking the country’s cities and the internet by storm. The premise? Get a crew, a catchy name, then black-block up and decommission street cameras in whatever inventively destructive fashion you like, from axes to lassoes. Bizarrely, considering the general anti-camera focus of the hi-jinks, the trashings are being filmed and shared on the net – where they [lees verder]

dec 072012
 

De Franse socioloog Loïc Wacquant heeft enkele boeken geschreven over het ontstaan van getto’s en het neoliberale overheidsbeleid in de Westerse staten, die het ontstaan van deze gebieden eerder zou bevorderen dan tegengaan. Enkele van deze boeken zijn in het Nederlands vertaald bij uitgeverij EPO. Het boek dat enige maanden geleden bij deze uitgeverij verscheen is ‘Paria’s van de stad’. Het boek maakt deel uit van een trilogie, waarin de relaties tussen transformaties van de sociale klassen, etno-raciale scheiding en [lees verder]

nov 082012
 

Police accused of planting weapons next to Marikana miners’ bodies in bloodiest such incident since end of apartheid Police in South Africa have been accused of planting weapons on the bodies of dead miners as part of an official cover-up of the Marikana massacre, in August. Damning photographic evidence was presented to an independent commission of inquiry examining the deaths of 46 people during nearly six weeks of violent strikes at the Lonmin-owned mine. The revelation follows a series of [lees verder]

okt 192012
 

A detailed new report launched today by the Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) highlights how promises made by the police to ‘adapt to protest’ after 2009′s G20 demonstrations in London have been forgotten in a remarkably short space of time and a far more intolerant ‘total policing’ style response to protesters has developed in the UK. The report, which covers a fourteen month period from late 2010 to the end of 2011, paints a bleak picture of the state of [lees verder]

okt 192012
 

Study by network of police monitoring groups says use of pre-emptive arrests and kettling are unjustified curbs on liberty Police tactics, such as the kettling used to quell the 2009 G20 protests in London, have been condemned by Netpol. Photograph: Antonio Olmos Pre-emptive arrests, confinement by kettling and the gathering of personal data give police officers “excessive and disproportionate” control over public protests, a report by a coalition of police monitoring groups has warned. The study by the Network for [lees verder]

okt 192012
 

CINCINNATI – An article just published by the American Heart Association’s premier journal, “Circulation,” presents the first ever scientific, peer-reviewed evidence that Tasers can cause cardiac arrest and death. The article, written by Electrophysiologist Dr. Douglas Zipes of Indiana University, is already generating a buzz among cardiologists in the Cincinnati area, according to Dr. Terri Stewart-Dehner, a cardiologist at Christ Hospital. “Anyone in cardiology has heard of Dr. Zipes. He is very well respected,” said Dr. Stewart-Dehner. Stewart-Dehner said any [lees verder]

okt 192012
 

Tighter rules are needed to limit the use of Tasers by police across the USA. “ Of the hundreds who have died following police use of Tasers in the USA, dozens and possibly scores of deaths can be traced to unnecessary force being used. ” Susan Lee, Americas Programme Director at Amnesty International Wed, 15/02/2012 The deaths of 500 people following police use of Tasers underscores the need for tighter rules limiting the use of such weapons in law enforcement, [lees verder]

okt 192012
 

The sister of a Brazilian student who died after being tasered in Sydney’s CBD has told an inquest that the level of brutality police used on him cannot be ignored. Ana Laudisio told Glebe Coroners Court that sitting through the two-week inquest into the death of her brother, Roberto Laudisio Curti, had been one of the hardest experiences of her life. She gave a scathing assessment of police behaviour the night he died and criticised the lack of cooperation from [lees verder]

okt 192012
 

Today we added 60-year old Bill Williams (Everett, WA) as the 181st taser-related death in America since 2009. [NOTE: the full list is shown below]. According to Amnesty International, between 2001 and 2008, 351 people in the United States died after being shocked by police Tasers. Our blog has documented another 181 taser-related deaths in the United States in 2009-2012. That means there have been 532 documented taser-related deaths in America. This blog has been pointing out incidents of police [lees verder]

okt 192012
 

The IPCC is investigating an incident in Chorley, where an innocent person was struck by a 50,000-volt stun gun An innocent blind man was shot in the back with a 50,000-volt Taser by police after they mistook his white stick for a samurai sword. Colin Farmer, 61, was hit after reports of a man walking through Chorley, Lancashire, early on Friday evening, with a sword. He said he initially thought he was being attacked by hooligans when he was struck [lees verder]

okt 192012
 

  In midtown Manhattan, police officers shot and killed an African-American man in August after he had walked across Times Square waving a kitchen knife. His last moments tell the story of a broken law enforcement system in New York City. Darrius Kennedy’s date with death begins at 3 p.m., in front of the Stars & Stripes of the neon American flag in New York City’s Times Square. Kennedy, a sturdy man with long Rasta braids, is wearing a white [lees verder]

okt 192012
 

Five Royal Marines charged with murder over the death of an insurgent in Afghanistan in 2011 British soldiers in Helmand: the incident took place last year but it is thought investigators only began inquiries in recent weeks. Photograph: Corporal Barry Lloyd Rlc/AFP Five Royal Marines have been charged with murder over the death of an insurgent in Afghanistan in 2011. Seven marines were arrested on Thursday by the Royal Military police. Two more were later arrested, one on Friday and [lees verder]

jun 132012
 

The Criminology.com project was created by Angelina Matson to be an online informational resource for individuals looking to pursue criminology-related education and careers. As a vast and interesting field, we delve into the meat of criminological thought and have also collected information like the job prospects for those with a degree in criminology to what an actual criminology education is composed of. As a fairly new project, those of us behind it are always trying to improve. With that said, [lees verder]