"Crime and policing" is the intro by a Workers' Liberty activist in the second of a five-part series of meetings "The state, crime, prisons and the police". Upcoming meetings in this series and beyond can be found here. Part one here. Video:
The Labour party went into the 2019 election calling for police increases larger than the Tories. So can a left-wing government or even socialist government have the police working in our interests? Who are the people who suffer most at the hands of the police? Working class communities find themselves overwhelmingly the victims of crime, and yet the police often ignore anti social behaviour and crime in these same places. What should socialists say about the cops?