Force was applied to Sheku Bayoh when he was restrained by at least four police officers. When his body was examined he was found to have dozens of injuries, including numerous cuts to his face and a broken rib.
Category Archives: Crime
Speaking out about sex crimes rarely leads to justice
Her voice wobbled as she told how she had agonised over whether or not to give evidence, and in doing so put herself and her family in the spotlight. In the end, she says the decision was made for her – journalists began hounding her and those close to her, telling her it was inevitable her identity would be made public.
A ‘snooper’s charter’ is no match for Facebook
It will surely come as a shock to many people that while the authorities can tap phones, open mail, bug houses and put suspects (and their dogs) under surveillance, they can’t access a digital source of evidence that prior to the crime may have been viewable by hundreds of people, or even been largely public.
Who can we trust to keep vital charities afloat?
The government can’t simply open the public purse every time a charity gets a knock-back from the third sector, so what criteria will be used when it comes to providing or withholding lifelines?
Some times we have no choice but to feed a troll
Does debunking constitute “feeding”, even though it exposes claims as false? It certainly demonstrates that someone was annoyed enough to devote time and energy to setting the record straight.
Male victims of abuse do exist, and they deserve support
When the question “what about male victims of domestic abuse?” is asked, it’s not fair to assume the person asking it has an anti-woman agenda, or is trying to undermine (or snatch funding away from) efforts to help female victims.
Ruth Davidson’s ‘soft on crime’ charge doesn’t stand up to scrutiny
IF in doubt, “criminals!” shout. That seems to be Ruth Davidson’s strategy for any session of FMQs that falls during a week when her colleagues at Westminster have been disgracing themselves, disrespecting Scotland, slinging mud at each other and infuriating our EU neighbours. At the moment that describes just about every week, so no wonderContinue reading “Ruth Davidson’s ‘soft on crime’ charge doesn’t stand up to scrutiny”
Don’t knock Kim Kardashian for trying to make a difference
There’s no reason to assume the reality TV star isn’t sincere in her efforts to draw attention to the mass incarceration of people of colour in the United States.
The Good Fight season two, episode eleven (day 478): Assholes to Avoid
I wonder if Aziz Ansari has seen this episode. I wonder if the editors of Babe.net have seen it. A defamation case about a date gone wrong has the firm divided.
It’s wishful thinking to suggest that Scotland is racism-free
When the headlines proclaimed that Scotland has a problem with racism, just like the rest of the UK,
many were quick to cry “Unionist fake news!”. No-one likes to be told bad things about the country in which they live.