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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,…

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…

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…

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…