Kettle Police Powers – Netpol Conference 2012

A conference to explore the impact of police powers on protest and communities. Are we seeing Total Policing or a Total Lockdown?

Bishopsgate Institute Sunday 20th May 2012

From 10.30am to 4.30pm

The Netpol ‘Kettling Police Powers’ conference brings together activists, lawyers and others working at the sharp end of challenging unlawful, violent, racist or excessive policing, to look at the concept of Total Policing – the London-based policing initiative with an elusive definition. Are we seeing Total Policing or, in reality, a Total Lockdown?

While the Total Policing concept is the brain-child of Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe, it is an idea, with its ‘robust’ attitudes towards any form of misdemeanour, that has the potential to extend beyond the boundaries of the M25. The success or failure of Total Policing looks likely to set the tone for policing policy throughout England and Wales.

This conference will be looking at the ways in which our lives and freedoms are being affected by the Total Policing approach both in London and across the country – and asks how we can defend what we have, and resist any further erosion of our civil rights.

Entry by donation: a suggested donation £5/£10 and includes lunch, with the opportunity to join us for informal discussion and networking.

To ensure your lunch, please register in advance!

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