The police operation that led to the deaths of at least 34 striking miners in the mining town of Marikana in 2012 was tactically defective, a Commission of Inquiry into the killings has found.
Month: June 2015
Joseph Scholes and Adam Rickwood died within weeks of being placed in penal institutions. Carolyne Willow met the boys’ mothers, and tells their stories in her shocking book, Children Behind Bars.
60 years ago former nightclub manageress Ruth Ellis shot dead her ex-public schoolboy lover, David Blakely. Director Brian Emeney tells the story of Ruth, the last woman hanged in Britain.
A British Columbia Mountie convicted of lying to a public inquiry into the death of a Polish immigrant has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison.
Five police officers who changed their accounts of a stop and search carried out on a man who later died have been cleared of misconduct by a disciplinary panel.
Rebecca Overy was just 18 when she was found collapsed with a ligature around her neck on 23 June 2013 in Annesley House, a privately-run adult secure hospital in Nottinghamshire.
Dillon Taylor, age 20 and engaged to the expectant mother of his first child, was killed in a police shooting on August 11 of last year, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Nebraska State Senator Colby Coash (R-Lincoln), a conservative Republican (although Nebraska’s unicameral legislature is nominally non-partisan), tells an interesting story about his evolution on the death penalty.