In the UK, there is often a perception that racism is not as prevalent an issue as it is in the US. Yet, as BLM protests have erupted across the globe the UK’s overt and covert racism has come to a head.
Month: July 2020
An IRR News researcher speaks to scholars and campaigners across the country about the disproportionate use of Tasers on over-policed BME communities, as the IOPC announces an inquiry into police discrimination.
The CHP fired at least 40 gunshots at the vehicle at a time when Mr. Burris contends that “no officer or civilian was in any danger,” nor does he believe that they had “reason to believe anyone inside the vehicle was armed.
Singing “No justice, no peace” thousands of protesters marched through a Paris suburb to mark the fourth anniversary of the death of a black man whose case has mobilized anger against police brutality.
Last year, after police had placed Elijah McClain in a chokehold, then handcuffed him, paramedics injected him with ketamine, a powerful sedative. They said he “appeared to be” exhibiting signs of “excited delirium”.
Last summer, Attorney General William Barr ordered federal prisons to resume executions. Earlier this week, the Department of Justice carried through on Barr’s order, executing the first federal prisoner in 17 years.
Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was chased and fatally shot while jogging in Glynn County, Georgia. Three white residents told police they thought he was a suspect in a series of break-ins.
The mother of a man shot dead by police has vowed to get justice for her son as the court of appeal is to hear a challenge to police use of force. The IOPC is bringing the case against an officer known as W80