source: Ancestral Energies
published: 23 August 2014
There’s a reason why everyone in my neighbourhood in South London knows who Trayvon Martin was.
A few months ago, a local public meeting was held. The posters all featured a photo of Trayvon. No caption, no explanation. But everyone in this area knows that similar things happen here. I know Trayvon was not killed by the police, but his killing was sanctioned by the courts.
BFI London South Bank recently held a day on deaths in police custody, as part of the African Odysseys ongoing film series.
Filmmaker Ken Fero, director of numerous documentaries including the multi-award-winning Injustice, spoke in the morning and screened clips from his films. In the afternoon, two of those films were screened.
Injustice chronicles the fight for justice of seven families whose members died in police custody. None of the police officers involved in these killings have been prosecuted or disciplined.