Inquest opens into police shooting of Chris Kaba

On 4 October, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) opened an inquest into the death of Chris Kaba, who was shot by police on 5 September in Streatham Hill, London. Chris Kaba, who was unarmed and not a suspect, was pursued in his car on 5 September. The IOPC told the inquest that officers […]


Why trust in the police is plummeting

CW: rape, murder, sexual assault Do you trust the police? The answer to that question should be yes. The whole point of having police is to ensure people’s safety. But if you answered no, then you’re not alone. Recent events have really brought into question the extent to which we, as women, should trust the […]

Art Culture

Revisiting Basquiat in the 2020s

CW: police brutality Since his death in 1988 at the young age of 27, Haitian American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat has become a legend in contemporary art. He knew very well himself what he was destined for, as he once said, “I’m not a real person. I’m a legend.” Well-known for juxtaposing concepts such as integration […]


We should not attempt to justify police brutality

Last week, the whole world watched Deputy Fields, the school resource officer (police officer assigned to a school) at my old high school in Columbia, South Carolina, pick up a “disruptive student”, along with her clunky desk and chair, and throw her across the room. Social media went wild, and the reaction was fascinating to […]