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Month: September 2010
On the 17th September 2010, the Pope visited Lambeth Palace, London, while on his state visit to the UK. Campaigning filmmakers Bill Maloney and Lilly Starr (makers of documentary ‘4Ward Forever The Heroes’) have interviews, and in some cases, altercations on their route from Parliament Street to Lambeth Palace.
A 41-year-old woman who conspired to murder her husband and stepson has been executed in the US state of Virginia. Teresa Lewis was the first woman to be put to death in the US for five years and in Virginia since 1912.
A policeman who was jailed for assault after being caught on CCTV throwing a 57-year-old woman into a cell is back on full pay, it has emerged. Sergeant Mark Andrews, 37, was filmed dragging Pamela Somerville through Melksham police station in Wiltshire.
The Los Angeles Police Department struck again the day before Labor Day. A 37-year-old Guatemalan day laborer (who witnesses say was unarmed) was shot in the head and killed by an officer from the notorious Rampart Division, site of one of the worst police scandals in U.S. history.
Olaseni Lewis, known to his family as Seni, was a young black man aged 23 years, engaged in post-graduate Masters studies in IT and Business Management at Kingston University. He had no prior history of mental illness or any untoward behaviour until the evening of Sunday 29 August 2010 when his family and friends noticed that he was behaving strangely.
IRR News revisits the suspicious death, over thirty-five years ago, of a 17-year-old young black teenager who was found dead in a chimney at a disused shop on Upper Street in September 1974.