On the twelfth anniversary of the death of Mikey Powell, who died in the custody of West Midlands Police, campaigning news group 4WardEver UK will be launching the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund appeal.
Month: August 2015
Sheku Bayoh’s family fear investigators will whitewash his death in police custody by blaming a controversial medical condition. They are furious after discovering police commissioned reports from experts in excited delirium.
Birthed in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s killing in 2012 in Florida and kicked into high gear a year ago with the killing of Michael Brown in St Louis, Black Lives Matter is a political movement largely led by young protesters.
A woman who was serving an 8-week prison sentence for shoplifting has been found dead in her cell. She was found at Foston Hall prison in Derbyshire. Paramedics tried to revive her but she was pronounced dead a short time later.
On 3rd December 2015 we will be screening a series of shorts made by filmmakers with lived experienced of mental health addressing the stigma, and triumphs of African’s and Caribbean’s with mental health problems.
On 29th October 2015 we will be screening ‘Who Polices the Police’. This documentary features the case of Sean Rigg whose inquest ended with a damning verdict on the excessive fatal restraint by police officers.
On 3rd September 2015 we will be screening ‘Open Shutters Iraq’. The film documents a remarkable photography project; a group of women, from five cities in Iraq.
Zachary Hammond was on a first date when he was fatally shot by a police officer in his car during a drug bust in South Carolina, his family says.