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SAS style policing: you know it makes sense

Stories of SAS style policing have resurfaced some four years after Clays Lane residents were woken up by a joint SAS/Metropolitan Police exercise in the neighbouring LDA interdicted Park Village estate and a year after the same stories of measures being taken in response to Mumbai style attacks.

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Flatfooted on the Flats?

Another London 2012 Judicial Review looms. This time it's a local resident Michael Pelling who, along with the Save the Wanstead Flats campaign, is challenging the quality of the consultation by the Home Office for the Flatfoot takeover of Wanstead Flats.

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Who guards the budget?

So the 2012 Olympics security budget has expanded again, this time by some £150million because Locog underestimated the number of security guards needed to process visitors to prevent long queues developing. The total budget is now being put at £1billion but that fails to take account of Baroness Neville-Jones' statement back in December 2010 that much of the national security spend for 2012 would go on the Olympics, in addition to Locog's budget, which she had said took the total for security at the Olympics to over £2billion.

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It's a riot! A Cop's East London Olympics

The following was being circulated by email among rank and file police officers even before the riots.

London Olympics 2012.

London (Stratford) will be hosting the Olympic Games in 2012.

You may not know that many of the famous events, which go to make up this spectacular event, are to be altered for 2012. A copy of these changes has been leaked, and is reproduced below:

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The Whole World is Watching

“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”
Frederick Douglas, Speech on the 24th anniversary of emancipation, Washington , DC, 1886

A local resident is interviewed by a foreign correspondent while rioting is taking place around the Pembury Estate in Hackney, East London.

At present Sheldon Thomas runs his own organization The Helping Hand Trust which works directly with gang members especially around extreme teenage violence giving intensive support, mentoring and gangs mediation...

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Beech Volleyball Anarchists?

Last week those proud liberals at the Independent on Sunday passed on the message from the authorities that they thought the 2010 Olympics faced a greater threat of disruption from 'anarchist protesters than Islamist terrorism'.

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Bang! Bang! No need to inform the public

Fun and games once again for the SAS and the Met. A live fire anti-terror drill was carried out at the Athletes' Village last weekend. According to the Standard 'Much of last weekend's action occurred inside the accommodation blocks, out of sight and sound, so that the public did not need to be informed.'

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The Internal Tourism Experience

Cover image of <em>Philosophy of Olympism</em>, Ljubodrag SimonovicCover image of Philosophy of Olympism, Ljubodrag Simonovic

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The Olympics, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Podium Conference 2011: Panel at the Podium Conference Countdown to the Games February 2011.  Copyright ©2011 sytaffelPodium Conference 2011: Copyright ©2011 sytaffel

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