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People gather for a vigil for Jacob Blake on August 25, 2020 in New York City. The Wisconsin National Guard has been deployed to Kenosha after Blake was shot several times at close range in the back during an encounter with a police officer, which was caught on video. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

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    Why it matters that police can no longer ask rape victims to hand over their phones

  • In an aerial view from a drone, a large-scale ground mural depicting Breonna Taylor with the text 'Black Lives Matter' is seen being painted at Chambers Park in Annapolis, Maryland. The mural was organized by Future History Now in partnership with Banneker-Douglass Museum and The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture.
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    The viral chain tweet we need to pay attention to

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    Netflix’s Lost Girls is another tale of police negligence

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“I was stalked by my ex, but people mistook it for romantic flattery”

Rom-coms tell us that being pursued is the sign of true romantic love. They couldn’t be more wrong.

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Katie Bishop
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From NHS nurses to police officers: meet the women working Christmas

“I’ll be on the response team, which involves going out to 999 calls,” says PC Sharma. “Most calls we receive are domestic related.”

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Chloe Gray and Meena Alexander
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Life

It’s 2019. So why are UK police still publicly victim-blaming women?

The Facebook post suggested women who walk alone at night are the problem.

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Jessica Rapana
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Line of Duty: How will this “outrageous” critique affect the writing of series 6?

This is why the show got things so wrong, apparently.

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Hollie Richardson
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Edwina Langley
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What it’s really like to be a private investigator

Michelle Roycroft specialises in stalking and harassment

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Life

This is what 100 years of women in the police looks like

From handbag-sized truncheons to the first female commissioner

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Life

Line of Duty series 5: The questions, and a few theories we had while watching episode 3

In short, what the hell is going on?

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Gareth Watkins
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Life

Line of Duty: Your complete guide to the police acronyms used in the BBC drama

Know your OCG from an AFO

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Silent Solution: How to contact police without speaking out loud
Life

How to contact the police if you’re too scared to speak out loud

Domestic violence charities are backing a campaign to raise awareness of the Silent Solution system.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Why the new season of Line of Duty is going to be its best yet

As the police procedural returns for a fifth series, here are five reasons you'll be addicted.

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Cressida Dick pays tribute to 100 years of women in the Met police

Collecting her Glass Ceiling award, the highest-ranking police officer in the UK paid tribute to the "brave women" who came before her

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Amy Davidson
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What it’s like being a policewoman now vs 40 years ago

How life has changed for women in the police

Life

This teen escaped her kidnapper – so shouldn’t she get the reward money?

Jayme Closs, 13, endured almost three months of captivity before she escaped

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Life

UK police tweeted their sexual assault “advice” – and Twitter responded accordingly

Liverpool council and the police have now issued an apology.

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Susan Devaney
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Happy Place

The important reason why mental health days are being introduced in the police

“[We’re] encouraging our staff to take time to look after themselves.”

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Susan Devaney
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Visible Women

Cressida Dick pledges commitment to tackling violence against women and girls

The Met’s first woman commissioner is calling on Londoners to “press for progress on the crimes that affect women and girls the most”

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Moya Crockett
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Visible Women

“The John Worboys ruling will force police to take rape survivors seriously”

The Met failed victims of the ‘black cab rapist’. The Supreme Court's ruling is vitally important in ensuring that never happens again.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

The inhumane way UK police are letting down female prisoners

Campaigners are calling on the introduction of new guidelines

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Susan Devaney
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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Met Police respond to incident in Oxford Circus

They have "not located any trace of suspects, evidence of shots fired or casualties"

Life

Police open letter on domestic abuse goes viral

“We know you follow this account and want you to see this”

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Susan Devaney
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