published: 1 November 2015
Crowds at UFFC London demo echo demand for justice
Thousands of people have died, and continue to die, when coming into contact with the police, while the law enforcers responsible are continually shielded from facing justice without being held to account. They avoid jail, and they know they will.
This creates a perpetually worsening cycle, which needs to be broken. The only way this can happen is if police officers face justice like everyone else.
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- No more deaths in Police Custody protest march, London (Finnbarr Webster)
- UFFC Annual Remembrance Procession 2015 (Peter Marshall)
From negligence to murder, across the spectrum, police officers who have committed the crime know they will avoid facing consequences for deaths in custody, and by the same token the public have given up expecting justice.
This has been the state of affairs since time immemorial. But without justice there can be no peace. Those among our communities, whose dead family members have been denied justice, cannot or should not be expected to be peaceful or quiet. That is something only delusional liberals who operate inside a bubble think.
And so hundreds of people gathered in Trafalgar Square in London on Saturday at midday to stand with, and march in solidarity alongside, the friends and family of those who have lost their lives at the hands of the police. But don’t expect to see much coverage if any. Circles of power interested in maintaining the status quo include many newspapers.
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