Today (27 July 2012) marks a decade in U.S. custody for Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen who is Guantánamo’s youngest prisoner. Even though he has been eligible for transfer back to Canada for almost nine months pursuant to his October 2010 plea deal, he is still detained at Guantánamo.
Tag: Government & State
INQUEST response to IPCC statistics on deaths during or following police contact 2011/12. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has published its statistics for deaths during or following contact with the police occurring between 1 April 2011 and 31 March 2012.
The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) have published their review of unclassified prison deaths between 2010 and 2011 today, following discussion of the recommendations at the Ministerial Board on Deaths in Custody on 12 June.
Changes have been made to CCTV systems in prison vans after a suspect died while being transported to a police custody centre. An inquest into the death of Tony Davies heard how he was unresponsive when the van arrived at Middlewich Custody Suite.
The police snoop on protests and protesters in many ways. They call it ‘intelligence gathering’. Some of this is done by murky methods, with undercover police and informants, but a lot of it is open, obvious and in-your-face.
Death penalty cases show the reality of U.S. criminal ‘justice’ The story: A Black factory worker is charged with the 1989 murder of a white police officer in Georgia. Although no conclusive physical evidence ties him to the crime, he is convicted and sentenced to death. He continually proclaims his innocence.
A grieving family yesterday demanded to know why a frail dad died in handcuffs on a cancer ward. Philmore Mills, 57, who was on round-the-clock oxygen and had a tumour on his lung, died as he lay face down on the floor. He had been restrained by two hospital guards and two police officers after becoming agitated, and stopped breathing with his hands still cuffed behind his back.
“My name’s Kevin Raymond Young and I’m 52 years old.” There’s something desperate about the way Young says it, as if he’s clinging to the wreckage of his identity. Young was 17 when he was sent to Medomsley detention centre in County Durham. He’d already had a tough life – taken into care at two, sexually and physically abused by those who were meant to look after him.