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January 2011 Printable Subscribers Newsletter
11th January, 2011
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As we ease into the new year just one story dominates the environment beat: that the Metropolitan Police face calls for a detailed independent inquiry into its policing of protest outfits after it emerged that they had secretly infiltrated dozens of activist groups using a ‘deep undercover’ officer Mark Kennedy. Mark Kennedy spied on protesters, including climate activists, for almost seven years in a bid to gather intelligence that would help the Met disrupt the country’s green protest movement.
Details about his elaborate undercover role were due to be raised in Nottingham Crown Court this month in legal arguments relating to the attempted prosecution of six climate campaigners acused of conspiring to enter the controversial coal fired power station at Ratcliffe-on-Soar. But the Crown Prosecution Service withdrew the charges suddenly after the defence requested disclosure on the role Kennedy played in organising the protest.
Kennedy himself is reported to have quit the Met and had offered his services to aid the defence in the Ratcliffe case which originally saw over a hundred activists arrested by police in April 2009 in a swoop designed to prevent the occupation of the power...
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