Tag Archives: Surveillance

Police Liaison Officers – the new FIT

Police Liaison Officers are everywhere these days, constantly hanging around ‘engaging’ with protesters. They are being hailed as a new invention, but the role they carry out is not new at all. It’s just that it used to be done … Continue reading

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Sussex police unleash new weapon – crowd psychology

Sussex police have recently started to use new forms of repressive tactics for policing demonstrations. They seem to have taken a break from head cracking to trial what they have termed ‘Police Liaison Officers’ or PLOs at the recent Smash … Continue reading

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New PND increases police ‘data power’

The new Police National Database PND is now up and running. All of the 43 police forces can now easily and quickly share any information they hold, on a single platform. This will not only include criminal records, but all … Continue reading

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Mark ‘Stone/Kennedy’ exposed as undercover police officer‏

The following post has been taken from Indymedia. There is no reason to doubt it’s authenticity. While it is sickening, it is no surprise to discover undercover police working in this way. There have been other accounts of such things … Continue reading

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Policing Report: Brussels No Borders Camp 2010

This report was written for Fitwatch by a no borders activist. This report is a basic document gathered from direct witnesses, anecdotal evidence, footage, legal documents and statements after the incidents. It is no way entirely comprehensive or representative of … Continue reading

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FIT at Edinburgh

Cheers to those who have sent pics in from climate camp. Lovely contrast here between Edinburgh FIT with thier little compact camera, and Ian Caswell of the NPOIU with his long lens SLR… and quite a few minders.

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Fitwatching at Climate Camp Edinburgh

The poor old FIT coppers from the shadowy National Public Order Intelligence Unit (NPOIU) seem to be having a hard time in Edinburgh this week. A video put out on you tube yesterday showed a great bit of Fitwatching by … Continue reading

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Europe wide surveillance on ‘extremists’.

This initiative, like its predecessors in the UK, has big implications. It can only entrench suspicion that any Muslim holding non-mainstream views is automatically branded a potential terrorist. Not just Muslims, of course. We seem to be heading into a situation where anyone challenging the status quo is fair game for an increasing array of state sanctions.

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FIT at Stop the War

> An estimated 600 police were on duty last Friday to police the Stop the War protest outside the QEII conference centre where Blair was giving evidence to the Iraq war inquiry. They probably outnumbered the protesters. The demonstration had … Continue reading

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Police plan to use military style drones

> The FITwatch blog has previously reported on the use of chopper drones by police, to carry cameras above the heads of demonstrators. But it seems these are no longer enough for our surveillance obsessed forces – they now want … Continue reading

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