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Does the police want us to like them or fear them?

It has been over 7 months since Sarah Everard was tragically murdered. I still think of her most days. Whether it’s walking alone from a tutorial in the dark or…

Young Woman missing in Edinburgh for several days has been found at last

A young Edinburgh woman who went missing last month has been found safe and well by police. Bervely Chaleka was reported missing on Wednesday 22nd September by her family and…

Princes Street evacuated due to suspected bomb

At around 2pm on Monday the 20th, at least one block on Princes Street was evacuated due to a suspected bomb being found outside the Scottish National Gallery. With one…

Women demand change, not more policing

CW: sexual violence “We no longer trust the police” – how some women are viewing new policing laws with contempt Feminist groups feel the police are failing to protect them,…

Vigils held in remembrance of Sarah Everard

Undeterred by the Metropolitan Police banning the event, a crowd of hundreds gathered at Clapham Common in London on Saturday afternoon to hold a vigil in tribute to Sarah Everard,…

16-year-old arrested in connection with library attack

CW: racial abuse and physical assault A 16-year-old has been arrested in connection with a racially aggravated assault that took place outside the University of Edinburgh’s main library in George…

Extinction Rebellion labelled as ‘extremist’ in police document

Counter-terrorism police in the South-East came under fire recently as an official safeguarding programme included Extinction Rebellion (XR) on an official list of dangerous extremist groups earlier this month. Anti-extremism…

From Nigeria to Norway: can the penal system be done right?

Regarding vastly antithetical prison systems one can look no further than the contrast between Nigeria and Norway. Whilst Nigeria uses its prisons as a means of removing ‘criminals’ from the…