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Kushi Amlak-Sakhu has been a volunteer with 4WardEver UK since 2007/2008. He assists with researching information and submitting them for inclusion on the website, and manages other on-line resources developed by 4WardEver and its associate organisations. 4WardEver UK was launched in 2006 by Tippa Naphtali the cousin of Mikey Powell, who died in the custody of West Midlands police, Birmingham, UK in September 2003.

Review clears police officers in the fatal shooting of an Ottawa teenager

Review clears police officers in the fatal shooting of an Ottawa teenager

A Kansas county attorney on Tuesday declared the use of deadly force by officers in the recent shooting of a teenager to have been justified.…

Texas releases death row inmate after wrongful conviction

Texas releases death row inmate after wrongful conviction

A building worker from Texas, who was sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit, was released on Wednesday after spending nine years in prison, four of them…

Off-Duty St. Louis cop shoots 18-year-old 17 times

Off-Duty St. Louis cop shoots 18-year-old 17 times

Another police-involved fatal shooting of a teenager, Vonderrit Myers Jr, this time in south St. Louis, led to hours of protests overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning.…

Amnesty slams US for executing mentally ill prisoners

Amnesty slams US for executing mentally ill prisoners

Human rights group Amnesty International has published a report criticizing nations, including the United States, for allowing inmates with mental disabilities to be executed.…

Global police brutality cases and statistics not reported in entirety

Global police brutality cases and statistics not reported in entirety

In 2007 an independent study was conducted on the Chicago police department. It showed over 100,000 complaints were made over a 7-year span. Yet, only 19 officers received disciplinary action.…

One year anniversary of the shooting death of Andy Lopez

One year anniversary of the shooting death of Andy Lopez

One year ago on October 22, Andy Lopez was shot dead by a County Sheriff officer who mistook his toy gun for a real assault rifle. Within this last year…

Moazzam Begg complains of ‘malicious’ and ‘vindictive’ detention

Moazzam Begg complains of ‘malicious’ and ‘vindictive’ detention

During the three years after 9/11 that he wore his chains and orange jumpsuit, the most wretched moment for Moazzam Begg came after his first interrogation at Bagram in Afghanistan.…

Rikers Island, an end to solitary confinement of children

Rikers Island, an end to solitary confinement of children

The New York City Department of Correction (DOC) has plans to minimize the solitary confinement of 16 and 17 year olds on Rikers Island according to an internal memo.…

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