Speaking about the recent cases of Taser misuse in police enforcement, Jessica Tait takes us through the brief history of the Taser and the unintended implications they have caused.
“The last few weeks seem like a period of reckoning of police power in the UK”. Manasa Narayanan reports on the Kill the Bill protests across the country, in response to the Police Bill.
Calum Pinches speaks to students about their experience of the police entering their university accommodation. LUU respond.
Two men have been fined £10,000 each for organising the snowball fight that occurred in Hyde Park. In light of this, Will Nixon assesses whether the police have been acting fairly, or increasingly veering in to overkill.
Alice Spall analyses the attempted coup in the US. Should it really come as such a surprise?
The surveillance state, portrayed in dystopian novels as a government assuming ultimate control over its citizens, aims to stop disobedience at the source through the threat of punishment. The reality of the surveillance state is […]
The Gryphon spoke to students in Leeds about the events of the last week. Following the recent reports of a machete wielding pre-teen gang in Hyde Park, West Yorkshire Police have confirmed that four arrests […]
Desperate times call for desperate measures; that much is clear. The most invasive set of regulations ever seen in peacetime are currently being enforced in the UK, effectively putting the country under house arrest with […]
The inquiry into the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire of June 2017 has recently been published, long-awaited by both those affected and policymakers alike. All of us hoped that the inquiry would provide some […]
On the 5th of November, what should have been a celebratory evening of firework displays and bonfires with the local community, turned sinister as violence and mayhem ensued. Police were called to Harehills Road, around […]
Last Wednesday, 39 dead bodies were found in a truck close to the Watergate Industrial Park in Essex. At first the police believed that all victims were Chinese, but it was said that they would […]
Last year during the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, I wrote an article on the importance of the presumption of innocence in our society. Whilst we may have personal opinions, they cannot be allowed to affect […]