A virtual statue has been unveiled outside Brixton police station on the anniversary of Sean Rigg’s death. The statue, of campaigner Marcia Rigg, Sean’s sister, is the first in a series of “augmented reality statue interventions.”
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Narene Stokes couldn’t help notice the only white woman in the crowd. Sheila Albers had come to grieve. Like all the mothers gathered for the meeting, her son had been shot and killed by police.
This event will mark the 18th anniversary of the death of Mikey Powell in West Midlands police custody, celebrates 5 years of the National Memorial Family Fund, and screening of the Ultraviolence film.
For those who know the name Dorothy ‘Cherry’ Groce, the extent of their knowledge likely begins and ends with the night she was shot by police in 1985. Officers raided her home while she was in bed.
There were 19 deaths in or following police custody last year with 12 of that number of fatalities having been restrained, according to the latest figures from the police watchdog.
We are sharing this item which links to the previous publications on this topic, listed at the end of this article. The UK Government [says it] is committed to delivering change to prevent deaths in custody and support families.
Lawmakers in Sierra Leone voted unanimously on Friday to abolish the death penalty, a momentous step that made the West African country the 23rd on the continent to prohibit capital punishment.
Lawmakers in the West African nation voted unanimously Friday to outlaw capital punishment and replace it with life imprisonment or a minimum 30-year sentence for such crimes as murder or treason.