For nearly 10 years, Michael Bell has waged a campaign for greater accountability when police use lethal force. He has spent more than $1 million on billboards, newspaper advertisements and a website, all of them asking some variation of this question: When police kill, should they judge themselves?
Month: April 2014
After a troubled childhood Adam Rushton was sent to jail. After just two days he became one of 80 under-21s to take their own lives in prison in the last 10 years. The last time Annette Rushton saw her son Adam she clutched him tightly, told him she loved him and urged him to stay out of trouble.
Affirmative action has opened doors for disadvantaged minorities and made this a fairer, more equal society. The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts apparently wants no more of that.
Another U.S. shooting spree has left bullet-riddled bodies in its wake, and refocused attention on violent, right-wing extremists. Frazier Glenn Miller, a former leader of a wing of the Ku Klux Klan, is accused of killing three people outside two Jewish community centers outside Kansas City, Kan.
On 23 April 1979 the fascist National Front (NF) called a public meeting in Southall town hall, west London.The meeting was in support of its general election candidate Ernest Pendrous. The NF had come third in London’s local elections and had big expectations for the meeting, which they organised symbolically on St George’s Day.
In the Grassmarket in central Edinburgh, a round stone known as the “shadow of the gibbet” marks the site’s history as an execution spot. While capital punishment continued in Britain long past the last Grassmarket execution in 1784 – the last hanging in Scotland was as late as 1963 – this memorial to such a gruesome practice is an important reminder that barbarity is a part of our history.
US former boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, whose wrongful conviction for murder caused an international outcry, has died at the age of 76. He died on Sunday at his home in Toronto, Canada, his friend and former co-defendant John Artis, confirmed.
Like many parents across the city of Liverpool, the McManamans waited. Twenty-five years ago, it was all they could do. There were no mobile phones to call, no text messages that could be sent to calm the frayed nerves of concerned families.