The Los Angeles Police Department struck again the day before Labor Day. A 37-year-old Guatemalan day laborer (who witnesses say was unarmed) was shot in the head and killed by an officer from the notorious Rampart Division, site of one of the worst police scandals in U.S. history.
Olaseni Lewis, known to his family as Seni, was a young black man aged 23 years, engaged in post-graduate Masters studies in IT and Business Management at Kingston University. He had no prior history of mental illness or any untoward behaviour until the evening of Sunday 29 August 2010 when his family and friends noticed that he was behaving strangely.
IRR News revisits the suspicious death, over thirty-five years ago, of a 17-year-old young black teenager who was found dead in a chimney at a disused shop on Upper Street in September 1974.
The Home Secretary should lift the ban on marches in a city or risk making protesters more radical, a think-tank said today. Banning protests from extremist groups was an ineffective way of combating their ideology, Demos said.
On 23 September, 40-year-old Teresa Lewis will become the first woman to be executed in the state of Virginia for almost a century. She’ll also be the first woman put to death in the US since 2005. Considering that, in the intervening five years, around 220 men will have been executed, it puts it into perspective: executing women is unusual.
Campaigning filmmaker and supporter of 4WardEver Bill Maloney presented the opening speech at the UK Rally Against Child Abuse held on 7 August in Trafalgar Square London in which he committed ‘treason’ as promised.
An investigation has started after a 39-year-old man died shortly after being taken into police custody. Lloyd Butler, from Sheldon, Birmingham, was arrested following a call from his family that he was drunk and incapable.
He was put in a cell at 1215 BST on 4 August and kept under observation due to his poor condition, the Independent Police Complaints Commission said. West Midlands Police checked on him at 1515 BST then started first aid. He was taken to hospital but declared dead.
It cannot bear the hallmarks of timely or equitable justice when the State takes five full years to deliver a satisfactory explanation to a family, when a vulnerable relative has been deprived of their liberty and they then die in unexpected circumstances whilst in NHS care.