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Armed Police on Campus for Alleged Threats to Kill

Armed police arrived on campus at around 7 p.m. this evening (5 March), allegedly in response to a report of an armed man making threats. The police, who appeared to…

Armed Police on Campus Worry Students

Trigger Warning- Guns, weapons The presence of armed police and sniffer dogs at Falmer campus on the afternoon of 7 February left many students unsettled and confused. An official statement…

Black Lives Matter: Activism and allyship

It is okay to feel overwhelmed right now. It’s been little over a week since the footage of George Floyd being murdered in broad daylight by four police officers was…

The knife crime crisis

Joe Pearce discusses the ethical debate around ‘stop and searches’ Knife-crime is a sensitive topic, one often dividing opinion nationally. To combat gang-wars and possible intent to harm others, police…

Extinction Rebellion protests banned by police

The Metropolitan Police have issued a statement banning all Extinction Rebellion protests in London, under the Public Order Act.

You are what you wear

Students wearing a police-like uniform were more distracted by images of people wearing hoodies than students wearing mechanic’s overalls. In 2015 African-Americans were shot dead by police officers at three…

Keep an eye on the police

A research group at the University of Cambridge has found that providing police officers with body-worn reduces complaints against the police. What would you do if the people supposed to…

Silencing the student voice: London free education demo

The Free Education Demonstration, which took place in London last Wednesday, attracted a large turnout of student protesters – around 10,000, including many Sussex students – all there for different…

Track the Campaign – Democracy 2012

For this year’s Track the Campaign, the Badger has joined forces with The Independent newspaper’s valiant Democracy 2015 movement. Carrying the slogan: “People Politics, Not Party Politics”, Democracy 2015’s aims…

How should the police handle protests?

There is an unequivocal agreement that the primary role of the police is to uphold and implement law and order. However, implementation of order has always been a contentious issue…

A ballot-proof police force?

Last month I received a personal letter from the Home Secretary. It read: Dear Gabriel, I am pleased to offer you a place on the National Police Commissioners Selection Panel.…

In politics and protesting, everyone's a loser

I was among the thousands of disaffected students protesting against the Government’s rise in tuition fees in spirit last term; absent from the actual protests because I was required to…

Arrest at East Slope fight

Two men sustained head injuries in an incident on East Slope bar on campus. The fight took place on in the early of the morning of Saturday 27 November 2010.…

Stop the Cuts in pictures

University calls police on students who protest outside Sussex House against university cuts

Last Wednesday 3 March at 12.30pm students occupied Sussex House for five hours in protest against proposed course cuts and job losses. Police in a convoy of vans were called…

Police, camera… clean-up!

Dubbed ‘Grimewatch’, police at the John Street station have taken a novel approach to keeping their kitchens clean. Staff were told on Tuesday about a plan to install CCTV in…

‘Careless cyclists’ to blame for own accidents say Sussex Police

Cyclists in Brighton and Hove are to blame for a third of the accidents they are involved in according to Sussex Police. Inspector Phil Clarke commented to The Argus last…

Student receives £1500 from Thames Valley Police

Jonathan Leighton has received a £1500 out of court settlement and a formal apology from Thames Valley Police after being arrested on the 13th of January this year on the…

Thoughts on the art of dissent

Two weeks ago, ‘Smash EDO’ protesters blocked off Lewes road as they paraded from the Sussex University campus, and attempted to reach the EDO MBM/ITT factory responsible for the manufacture…

Street violence in Brighton

“Students wandering home drunk, being loud and drawing attention to themselves render themselves vulnerable.” West Street, 2am on a Friday night: Groups of clubbers emerge onto the streets and wait…