Paintings of Delara Darabi, an Iranian girl executed in Iran in violation of United Nations Convention on The Rights of The Child. On 1st May 2009, Delara Darabi, Iranian painter, 23 years o... Read more
The father of a graffiti artist found hanged in jail has hit out at the “incompetence” of the prison system. An inquest into the death of 23-year-old Tom Collister, from Penge, revealed multiple failures in the care provided.
Tom was found dead in his prison cell at HMP Camp Hill in Newport on the Isle of Wight on the morning of 7th February 2009.
Sarah, aged 32, from London, was found dead in her Holloway Prison cell on 11 February 2016. She suffered from severe mental health issues ever since the sudden death of her newborn baby in September 2003.
After her child died she never recovered from it say her family.
Pat, murdered on 12 February 1989, was a Belfast-based solicitor who represented members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), including hunger striker Bobby Sands, during Northern Ireland's Troubles which began in the late 1960s and continued until the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.
Jevan Richardson was a normal, bright, happy and lively boy from a loving family background. However a series of events from June 1999 to February 2001 culminated in Jevan taking his life on 13th February 2001 when he was only ten years old.
Letty Marie Scott (nee Gibson) Nupanunga, of the Anmatyerre nation in Central Australia, passed away, aged 56. Letty was a lifelong campaigner for justice — especially on the issue of black deaths in custody, which touched her life indelibly.
Letty was perhaps best known because of her husband, Douglas Bruce Scott, who died under suspicious circumstances, found hanged in a prison cell.
Anthony Redding, aged 16, was reported to had been on a five-minute suicide watch in the health care wing of the Brinsford Young Offenders’ Institution near Wolverhampton by prison authorities, but was found hanged on 14th February 2000.
Police arrested Anthony for stealing a car. He was charged with taking the car, driving without insurance and without a license.
Strapped to a gurney in Texas’ death chamber [on 17 February 2004], just moments from his execution for setting a fire that killed his three daughters, Cameron Todd Willingham declared his innocence one last time;
“I am an innocent man, convicted of a crime I did not commit,” Willingham said angrily. “I have been persecuted for 12 years for something I did not do.”
Missing documents that sparked the collapse of a police corruption case – in which officers were accused of fitting up three innocent men for the murder of a prostitute – have been found intact, despite claims the files had been shredded.
Police officers were accused of fabricating a case which led to the wrongful jailing of three innocent men for the murder of Lynette White in 1988.
Clinton McCurbin died on the 20th February 1987, while being arrested for alledged shoplifting and use of a stolen credit card, in Wolverhampton, West Midlands.
He died of asphyxia only minutes after two officers were called to the shop. His death outraged the black community. At the later inquest, to the dismay of the family, the jury returned a verdict of misadventure.
In 1986, the New York Police Department (NYPD) attempted to kill Larry Davis when serving a search warrant at a Bronx apartment.
He was shot in the head at point blank range, but the bullet did not penetrate his head, and after he fell to the floor from the impact of the blast, he returned fire and shot 6 NYPD officers and escaped out a window.
Trayvon’s killer, George Zimmerman, admitted to police that he shot Trayvon in the chest on 26 February 2012.
Zimmerman, the community’s self appointed “neighborhood watch leader,” called the police to report a suspicious person when he saw Travyon, a young black man, walking from the store. Protestors were angered by the time it took to charge Zimmerman for the murder.