Month: November 2013

Mark Duggan

Fingerprints and DNA not found on gun

Mark Duggan’s DNA and fingerprints were not found on a gun which police claim he was holding when he was killed, a jury heard today. Mr Duggan was shot dead by armed police officers in Ferry Lane, Tottenham, when the minicab he was travelling in was stopped in August 2011.

Publication: Chained to the prison gates

Chained To The Prison Gates: A new perspective on protests by campaigners Pauline Campbell and Violet Van der Elst. Two women who campaigned tirelessly for penal reform after enduring personal tragedy are the subject of an enlightening new report published by the Howard League for Penal Reform.

Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin Trial: case juror says Zimmerman is guilty

A juror from the Trayvon Martin murder case recently spoke out about her experience, saying that the trial ruined her life. She also stated that she believes George Zimmerman was really guilty and that holding his gun has caused her great stress. The only minority juror in the Trayvon Martin murder case has been making a lot of noise lately.

Soldier Hidden In Forest

Marine guilty of Afghanistan murder

A Royal Marine has been found guilty by a military court of murdering an injured Afghan insurgent, in what the prosecution called “an execution”. The sergeant, known only as Marine A, faces a mandatory life term over the shooting of the unknown man while on patrol in Helmand Province, in 2011.

Coroners Courts

Inquest Law Magazine

Written by INQUEST Lawyers Group (ILG) members and invited contributors, Inquest Law Magazine informs practitioners about recent legal developments relating to the inquest system and the investigation of sudden deaths, with extensive casenotes with a particular focus on deaths in custody written by the leading lawyers in the field.The magazine also keeps practitioners informed of policy developments in related areas.