On 20 July 2014, a team of trained independent ‘Community Monitors’ will observe and record the actions of police officers and security staff during Birmingham’s popular Simmer Down Reggae Festival. Community scrutiny of the policing operation in and around Handsworth Park, where the festival takes place, is part of Netpol’s Community Monitoring Project and has been organised alongside 4WardEver UK, Birmingham Ethnic Minorities Association (BEMA) and BirminghamStrong Justice 4 All.
Author: Zinzi Eka-Naphtali
A mother who watched in horror as her neighbor shot and killed her teenage son in 2012 won a major victory Wednesday when a Milwaukee County judge bypassed a trial and awarded her thousands of dollars in civil damages.
Albuquerque police shot a homeless man in the back and killed him, and it was all caught on gruesome detail in a police video. It is just one more in a long line of police killings that has the city’s Police Department on the verge of federal oversight.
Sabrina Butler: “You can change the laws, but you can’t change some things about human nature. There will always be people who want to advance their careers by putting people to death.
An investigation has been launched by the police watchdog into the death of a man who was arrested while at hospital in Leeds. The 46-year-old, who was wanted on a warrant over theft allegations, was arrested by West Yorkshire Police officers at Leeds General Infirmary on Sunday night and taken to the new Elland Road police station.
Remembrance and tribute articles are added to the 4WardEver website as often as possible. They will chart some of the heroes and sheroes of our times, and cases of significance that have shaped society’s development, history and judiciary.
After a troubled childhood Adam Rushton was sent to jail. After just two days he became one of 80 under-21s to take their own lives in prison in the last 10 years. The last time Annette Rushton saw her son Adam she clutched him tightly, told him she loved him and urged him to stay out of trouble.
Carole Duggan doesn’t want us to meet at her house, because she’s sure it has been bugged. She thinks her mobile has also been tapped, so we don’t decide on an alternative venue over the phone.