The scale of deaths of black people after contact with the police is so high that even United Nations human rights experts and agencies have felt the need to speak out on the issues.
Month: April 2018
The Home Office has finally made some response to mounting pressure over its disgraceful indifference to Commonwealth citizens, whose lives have been turned upside down several decades after they first settled in the UK.
Theresa May has announced an annual Stephen Lawrence Day to be held on the anniversary of his murder. The prime minister made the announcement at a memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the crime that shocked Britain.
Two officers found guilty of misconduct after a man died in the back a police van have been cleared on appeal. The decision comes more than three years after Adrian, from Stoke-on-Trent, suffered a fatal cardiac arrest.
Just as Doreen and Neville Lawrence have conducted themselves with such exemplary dignity over the quarter-century since their eldest child, Stephen, was murdered, so too did the makers of the BBC’s Stephen: the Murder that Changed a Nation.
The family of Kevin Clarke, who died after being restrained by up to 9 police officers while having a mental health crisis, has revealed how he lived in fear for his life because of previous encounters with the Met police.
Anthony Ray Hinton endured almost three decades behind bars, wrongly convicted by Alabama’s racist judiciary system. Here, he tells his incredible story of his years detained on Alabama’s death row.
Crowds grew silent Wednesday evening as bells rang out 39 times in Atlanta and Memphis, Tennessee, to mark the age of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the time of his assassination.