After four years of relentless legal effort, the state of Georgia has finally achieved its aim: it has executed an intellectually disabled prisoner in an apparent flagrant violation of the US constitution.
Author: Kushi Amlak-Sakhu
St Louis police have released a series of surveillance videos that capture the moments before a black teenager was shot in Berkeley, Missouri. Authorities insist the teenager had pointed a handgun at the officer.
George Stinney Jr became the youngest person to be executed in the US in the 20th century when he was sent to the electric chair in 1944, but more than 70 years later his conviction has been overturned.
At least Eric Garner has his epitaph. “I can’t breathe,” he gasped as he was forced to the ground and held by a New York police officer in the chokehold that caused his death.
In November the Film Club blazed into action with Ken Fero’s powerful new film BURN. This important documentary has now been released free to watch online in solidarity with Ferguson.
Some reporting has put forward one of the only figures available: the approximately 400 “justifiable police homicides” each year since 2008, according to the FBI’s Annual Report.
The minister who will advise Indonesia’s new president on whether to grant clemency to 2 Australians says he’s personally against the death penalty.
The CEO of the WA Aboriginal Legal Service, Dennis Eggington, says round-the-clock access to lawyers could prevent further deaths in police custody.