Fifty-five years ago today, Malcolm X was assassinated. The civil rights leader was shot to death on February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. He was only 39 years old.
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A public inquiry is being launched into the death of Jermaine Baker, who was shot by a police marksman during an attempt to free a prisoner. Baker, 28, died in 2015 as the result of a single gunshot wound.
The family of a man who died in custody last month has criticised the police watchdog for failing to recommend the suspension of officers being investigated over the circumstances of his death.
“When those folks are on the sidelines when black and brown bodies are being killed in our midst, it leaves a community feeling devalued, like they don’t matter,” said licensed social worker, Habeebah Rasheed Grimes.
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Dad-of-two Lenny McCourt died after falling ill following his arrest, having been sprayed with an incapacitant, handcuffed, and transported in the back of a police van from his home in Ash Crescent, Seaham, to cells in Peterlee.
As we enter into a new year, it’s important that we do not forget the indictment and pending trial of a former Texas police officer, on murder charges in the shooting death of Atatiana Jefferson, an African American woman.