Greater Manchester Police force [and who else?] reveals its pact with the DWP that treats disabled people as ‘enemies of the state’ 16 Feb. 2019 + archive


These disclosures are horrific and too reminiscent of the extremes embarked upon by the Nazis in their ‘Final Solution’, which included the systematic extermination of all who did not fit into their classification and categorisation of what constituted human perfection.

VICTIMS OF THE STATE

Police force reveals its pact with the DWP that treats disabled people as ‘enemies of the state’

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Tracy Keeling

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Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has admitted having a pact with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), according to Disability News Service (DNS). This “sharing agreement” sees the force hand over details on protestors to the government department.

Disabled activists are calling for a public inquiry into the scandal. Because, although GMP isn’t the first force to confirm such collaboration, it is the one which polices the Conservative Party conference.

The pact

In December 2018, Lancashire Police confirmed it “had passed on information” about disabled protestors to the DWP. The disclosure followed the release of a video by the Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol). It revealed police were sharing footage of disabled anti-fracking protesters with the department.

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