Thursday, February 02, 2012

Police spies get a finger wagging

Police spying on protesters got a tongue lashing today- will anything really change?
Read the actual report here.

A clandestine operation that secretly deployed police spies in political groups for 40 years is severely criticised today by the official policing inspectorate, which concludes that the "intrusive" tactic should in future be used only after independent authorisation.

They also said-
The report also made unexpected criticism of police officers who monitored political activists and then retired to continue their careers "in the security industry, using their skills and experience for commercial purposes". As a result of cases where officers have perceived conflicts of interest, a new policy has now banned contact with private security firms.
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Also worth a read is How police rebranded lawful protest as 'domestic extremism'

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