George Floyd’s death in police custody brought a huge and a rapid increase in protests over police brutality – thousands of marches driven by the assumption that taking to the streets will bring change. Does it?
Author: Alison Leslie
Welcome to the UK’s first national pledge calling on senior leaders in NHS mental health trusts, public bodies and commissioning to declare their commitment to reduce inequalities in mental health care systems.
Trevor Smith was fatally shot by police officers on 15 March 2019. He had been experiencing mental ill health. An inquest concluded his death was a ‘lawful killing’. The family are now raising serious concerns about the findings.
The anguished pleas of Eric Garner as he struggled in a New York City police officer’s chokehold in 2014 galvanized millions, and his last words – “I can’t breathe,” repeated 11 times and captured on video.
About four dozen people stood around the stone memorial, decorated in marigolds and votive candles flickering against the cold autumnal wind at Andy’s Unity Park on Friday. It was the eighth anniversary.
Black Lives Matter UK has agreed to the release of £40,000 in grant funding to the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund (NMPMFF) to further our Development Plan and appoint new key part-time staff.
The “Cardiff Five” should be “recognised as victims”, a senior police officer has said. John Actie, Ronnie Actie, Stephen Miller, Tony Paris and Yusef Abdullahi spent time in prison for the murder of Lynette White.
A virtual statue has been unveiled outside Brixton police station on the anniversary of Sean Rigg’s death. The statue, of campaigner Marcia Rigg, Sean’s sister, is the first in a series of “augmented reality statue interventions.”