New Hampshire, which hasn’t executed anyone in 80 years and has only one inmate on death row, on Thursday became the latest state to abolish the death penalty when the state Senate voted to override the governor’s veto.
Author: Kushi Amlak-Sakhu
Texas executed Cameron Todd Willingham, an uneducated heavy-metal devotee, for killing his three daughters in a case of arson. But as numerous investigations and news articles have uncovered, he likely didn’t commit the crime.
The family of Derek Williams, who died after begging for help and gasping for breath in the back of a Milwaukee police squad car, will receive a $2 million settlement in a long-running civil rights suit against the city, attorneys said Tuesday.
Today [17 April 2019] marked the 50th anniversary of what racial justice campaigners have described as one of Yorkshire’s most shameful episodes. Nigerian immigrant David Oluwale had come to Britain to work, sailing into Hull on a cargo ship.
For Balraj Suppiah the pain of losing his brother in 2017 is made all the more difficult by the brutality of his death. S. Balamurugan, 44, was arrested on suspicion of car robbery and was allegedly beaten badly by police officers while in custody.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a moratorium on capital punishment on Wednesday, granting a temporary reprieve for the 737 inmates on the state’s death row, the largest in the Western Hemisphere.
The Dungay family gathered in the witness box this afternoon, the last to speak at the long inquest into the death of the Dunghutti man, who died after guards rushed his cell and restrained him face down on the floor in Long Bay jail hospital in 2015.
A group of activists marched to memorialise people murdered as the result of police violence. The proceedings were intentionally silent to acknowledge persecution of Indigenous families at the hands of a colonial-state regime.