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Do the police exist to serve the people, or are the people here to serve the police?

It seems that someone supports Boris’s proposal to make people guilty until proven innocent: Britain’s most senior police chief has called for wide-ranging new powers to tackle homegrown terrorism, including a “rebuttable presumption” that anyone who visits Syria without prior notice should be…

Worth Reading 125: InterCity

American police are more trigger happy than British criminals – “Americans are three times more likely to be killed by a police officer with a gun than someone in Britain is by a criminal with one.” ‘We Have Always Fought’: Challenging the ‘Women,…

Worth Reading 106: Housing agreements

There is no alternative – Henry Farrell on the post-democratic age. Review: Doctor Who: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS – A fascinating philosophical viewpoint on the dynamics of the latest episode from Ro Smith. An Unearthly Child – And a scientific…

Thoughts on the night-time economy, in Colchester and elsewhere

I spent several cold hours out in Colchester last Saturday night as part of the Castle Ward night of action. Since I’ve been a councillor, I’ve been out in the town centre on Friday and Saturday nights several times to see what happens…

Thoughts on police commissioners

As today’s the day when England and Wales go to the polls to elect police commissioners, I thought it was about time I set out my thoughts on them, if only so I don’t look too far behind the curve. I’m not going…

Worth Reading 76: Independence Year

Andrew Gilligan and Matthew Brown – Continuing the story of the PCC candidate linked to American neocons I linked to last week, here’s the tale of how a Daily Telegraph journalist based a story entirely on the proclamations of a fantasist. Jill Dando,…

Worth reading 26: Doubly unlucky

That’s 26 out of the way, and so the next post will come from America in seven years time, and all links will be hammed up by Eric Roberts first. How We Train Our Cops To Fear Islam – From the US, but…

Worth Reading 6: Not featuring Colin Baker

OHere are some links. Happy now? The 2010 “Editing Wikipedia From Inside Parliament” Awards – Just like any workplace, Parliament has people who use their internet access for things that might not be strictly work-related. Trends analyst predicts global youth uprising, ‘progressive libertarians’…

November Castle Neighbourhood Action Panel meeting

Just to let those of you in Colchester know, the next meeting of the Castle Neighbourhood Action Panel will be on Tuesday 23rd November, starting at 9.30am in the Town Hall. Any residents can come along and raise issues that they want the…

October Castle Neighbourhood Action Panel meeting

Just to let those of you in Colchester know, the next meeting of the Castle Neighbourhood Action Panel will be on Thursday 21st October, starting at 5.15pm in the Town Hall. Any residents can come along and raise issues that they want the…

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