Human Rights

Tippa Naphtali - Mikey Powell Campaign/4WardEver

Campaigner: ‘Pressure cuts deaths in custody’

Tippa Naphtali is the cousin of Mikey Powell, who died in police custody in 2003. He spoke to Socialist Worker. “We are launching a campaign to call for every police officer involved in arrests to wear body cameras. This would cost significantly less than legal and mitigation fees arising from custody deaths”.

‘Kidney sisters’ leave Mississippi prison

Two imprisoned sisters whose sentences were dropped on the condition that one donate her kidney to the other have been released from jail in Mississippi. The sisters were convicted in 1994 of taking part in a robbery that netted a mere $11 (£7).

Bill Maloney asks Priest ‘Can you tell me Father?’

On the 17th September 2010, the Pope visited Lambeth Palace, London, while on his state visit to the UK. Campaigning filmmakers Bill Maloney and Lilly Starr (makers of documentary ‘4Ward Forever The Heroes’) have interviews, and in some cases, altercations on their route from Parliament Street to Lambeth Palace.

The cruel and unusual punishment of Teresa

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.