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Month: November 2015
The sister of a former paratrooper who was unlawfully killed in a police station has described how she felt “terrorised by the state” after it was revealed that up to 14 police officers were deployed to spy on her.
Just seven months ago, this city was stunned by images of the lifeless body of Eduardo de Jesus, a 10-year-old boy fatally shot by a police officer on the doorstep of his home.
Five Brazilian policemen have been arrested after mobile phone footage appeared to show an officer placing a gun in the hand of a teenager they had shot dead in a Rio de Janeiro favela.
A camera rolls in the distance while four white officers bring down their batons with enough force to break bone, striking a black motorist 56 times in 81 seconds.
The National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund Crowdfunder appeal closed on 31st October 2015 raising £743.00 plus a proxy pledge from 4WardEver UK (of £275.00) bringing our total raised to £1,018.00.
Thousands of people have died, and continue to die, when coming into contact with the police, while the law enforcers responsible are continually shielded from facing justice without being held to account.
A once apathetic society, which had become content with the status quo, is beginning to wake up. The days of unaccountable government killings seem to be numbered as killer cops have awakened a sleeping dragon.