People who donated cash towards a memorial bench for a Whitstable-born peace campaigner, Brian Haw, [were] invited to an afternoon of music and celebration of his life. On Sunday 1st June members of Brian Haw’s family, including four of his children and a granddaughter, took part in the official opening on Whitstable beach.
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For nearly 10 years, Michael Bell has waged a campaign for greater accountability when police use lethal force. He has spent more than $1 million on billboards, newspaper advertisements and a website, all of them asking some variation of this question: When police kill, should they judge themselves?
A man has been found not guilty of stabbing PC Keith Blakelock to death during the 1985 Broadwater Farm riots. Nicky Jacobs was cleared of murder after a tense trial at the Old Bailey during which the jury heard an attempt was made to decapitate the officer after he was engulfed by a mob.
The Metropolitan Police will be piloting a scheme which will see armed officers wearing cameras on their person starting today (April 1). After recognising the shooting of Mark Duggan in 2011 led to a “significant reduction” of trust in the black community.
Glenn Ford, one of the nation’s longest-serving prisoners on death row, is scheduled to be freed from a Louisiana prison after he was exonerated of charges that he killed a man in 1983, his lawyers announced. A Louisiana court on Monday ordered that Ford, an African American who served 30 years on death row, be released after new information exonerated the former yard worker of killing a white man.
Lawmakers in the state legislature have killed a controversial death penalty bill – at least until next year. Due to a nationwide shortage of lethal injection drugs.
A scheme has started to ensure people with mental health issues in the West Midlands are kept out of custody and receive the right treatment. The Street Triage scheme will see mental health nurses and paramedics join police on callouts where people need immediate mental health support.
A 71-year-old Louisiana prisoner who spent 41 years in solitary confinement and is now dying of cancer was released from prison late on Tuesday, his lawyers said. Late on Tuesday, US district chief judge Brian Jackson in Baton Rouge denied the state’s motion seeking to block his earlier order overturning Herman Wallace’s 1974 murder conviction.