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‘Fuck the police!’ Working-class youth and the routine abuse of power

This article gives a stark insight into the day-to-day experience of police brutality and racism in our inner city communities that fuelled the recent riots. Although we don’t agree with the author’s opposition to cuts in police budgets (Workers Power stands for democratic, working class policing from below, not capitalist policing from above), it’s vital reading for anyone who wants to understand the discontent that fuelled the youth uprising of August 2011. Read it online at OpenDemocracy.Net

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