HEARING THE UNHEARD

“A ‘hard stop’ is a manoeuvre used by the armed wing of the Metropolitan Police. Three unmarked police cars surround a suspect’s car, behind, in front and to the side, and force it to stop. What happens next is hard to determine – each case is different and, after all, the police control the narrative – but it might involve police marksmen shooting the car’s tires, smashing the windows, pulling the occupants out and employing ‘pain compliance’ techniques or assassinating the suspect. The hard stop is a technology of chaos and control, instilling in its victims an awe of state violence. George Amponsah’s documentary of the same name begins by examining this deadly manoeuvre when it was used against Duggan and the three days of rioting his death generated.”

– Yohann Koshy

AT THE EDGE OF FORTRESS EUROPE

Thoughts On Turkey’s Failed Coup

On The Higher Education White Paper

The Death of Radical Sport


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