Arresting News of (Dis)organised Crime and Corruption

DIZAEI RASCAL

The disgraced police commander, the Tory donor and his Mayfair club This is the story of how a former Scotland Yard commander jailed for corruption was recently invited to join the private members’ club of London’s elite. It is also a story about the Tory tycoon who owns that club, which made millions in profit throughout the pandemic while sucking on the taxpayers’ teat. Former commander Ali Dizaei is quite possibly the most divisive figure in modern British police history. Opinion among cops and journalists, lawyers and activists range from: The honourable officer taken out for taking on racism in the Metropolitan

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HOBNOBBING WITH VILLAINY

HOBNOBBING WITH VILLAINY The Upsetter interviews Professor Dick Hobbs about his new book ‘The Business’ Professor Dick Hobbs grew up in the east London borough of Newham and his new book The Business is a love letter to a world of skullduggery that changed with the decline of the docks, gentrification and the rise of the drug dealer. The unconventional academic fielded a few questions from The Upsetter about the changing face of so-called organised crime in London and unleashed an assault on ‘ivory tower wankers’, those cashing in on Covid, crooks in leisure wear and the concept of a McMafia. How does a man

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‘DIRTY ASIAN CUNT’

What the police and watchdog did when a female officer texted this. The multiple inquiries into a toxic police culture launched in the wake of the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard would do well to also examine the culture of cover up in professional standards departments that are supposedly rooting out misogyny, sexism and racism in the ranks. The Upsetter has learned of a case in Derbyshire police that is shrouded in secrecy. The events that follow took place in the shadow of the Everard case. They reveal how a professional standards department (PSD) turned a blind eye to

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BLACK ‘N BLUE

Sarah Everard and the Met Cover Up Culture Now that former Metropolitan police commissioners Lords John Stevens and Ian Blair have joined other blue voices calling for an independent inquiry into how Wayne ‘the rapist’ Couzens remained a member of the UK’s biggest force, their own problematic record deserves revisiting. Consider, if you will, what Stevens and Blair did when confronted with horrific allegations of domestic abuse and bullying by their own intelligence chief in charge of the very squad responsible for rooting out bad apples. The Untouchables Detective chief superintendent Chris Jarratt served his entire Met career in south

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OPERATION INSIPID

Police Spied on Father of Cement Mixer ‘Murder’ Victim DETECTIVES targeted a grieving father for exposing the corrupt police investigation into his son’s suspicious death on a remote farm linked to organised crime. A ‘confidential’ police report reveals Essex and Kent police were concerned about Les Balkwell confronting senior officers at their homes and embarrassing them through the media. A senior management team authorised a secret operation codenamed Intrepid to discredit and silence Balkwell by putting him behind bars for perverting the course of justice. The shocking revelations have echoes of the police spying operation targeting the family of murdered

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