In the media: Guardian article quotes Women Against Rape

Ron Evans will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Thursday. Killer known as ‘Clifton rapist’, 82, sexually assaulted woman after release. Ron Evans, who spent more than 50 years in prison, assaulted woman he befriended at drop-in centre after he was freed in 2018 A killer and rapist who spent more than half a century …

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In the media: The fight for justice goes on – Letter in Camden New Journal

The fight for justice goes on, Letter in Camden New Journal Thank you for raising the question “Can the Met be trusted with their new powers?” From our experience as organisations campaigning for protection and justice, the answer is a resounding No. But we must ask, why is an institution found to be institutionally racist, …

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Lisa Longstaff from WAR on BBC Radio London

Lisa Longstaff from WAR on BBC Radio London 9:20am, 6 April 2023, interviewed by Kath Melandri, on the latest progress report by Sir Mark Rowley, Commissioner of the Met Police, on rape and domestic abuse by Met officers.   https://womenagainstrape.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Lisa-on-BBC-Radio-London-6-April-23.mp3

Press: London Police officer sentenced to Life for Rape and Sexual Abuse.

Press: David Carrick had pleaded guilty to 49 crimes against 12 women in the latest case to cast a harsh spotlight on the Metropolitan Police.  Activists gathering for a protest outside Southwark Crown Court in London on Monday during the sentencing trial of David Carrick, a former police officer.Credit…Wiktor Szymanowicz/Anadolu Agency, via Getty Images New …

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Press: Scrap plans to give cops more power, say women as David Carrick is jailed for life.

Scrap plans to give cops more power, say women as David Carrick jailed for life.  By Anita Mureithi for Open Democracy.  7 February 2023. A Met officer has been locked up for dozens of rapes. Yet Suella Braverman’s priority is clamping down on protesters. Protesters gather outside Southwark Crown Court for the sentencing of serial …

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Statement: Only police committed to upholding higher standards can protect the public, starting with women.

Open letter to Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mark Rowley from Women Against Rape, 6 Feb 2023Police impunity must end. Only police committed to upholding higher standards can protect the public, starting with women.  On 6-7 February 2023, former police officer David Carrick is being sentenced, bringing to an end his long career as a serial rapist …

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Press: How police are failing to protect women

How UK police are failing to protect women NADJA newsletter asked WAR to write this article. To see it published on NADJA’s site click here 09/07/2022 Lisa Longstaff from Women Against Rape writes about how the UK police force is enabling an epidemic of violence against women.  In June a partially leaked report revealed that …

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Press:’Empathy, compassion and conscientiousness must be valued in the Met Police’

‘Empathy, compassion and conscientiousness must be valued in the Met Police’ Hampstead Highgate Express OPINION View from the Street Published: 8:45 AM February 16, 2022 As Met Commissioner Cressida Dick departs, what standards must replace what has been discredited, in London and in forces across the country? Not only criminal behaviour by individual officers but policies …

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