The death penalty would be abolished in Illinois under legislation the House approved for the first time Thursday, but the ban’s fate is uncertain in the final days of the General Assembly’s lame-duck session.
Tag: Government & State
The United Families and Friends Campaign UFFC, a coalition of families and friends of those who have died in the custody of police, prison and psychiatric hospital officials, organised a procession to Downing Street to give a letter to the Prime Minister. The police refused to let Samantha Rigg-David in Downing Street and they refused to accept it.
Habib Ullah’s inquest commenced on 6th December, and will run to 15th December 2010 @ the Evreham Centre, Iver near Slough. Attend the inquest and pledge your support to come to one sitting – most days there will be a morning and afternoon session.
Last week’s suspension of a Metropolitan Police marksman over his evidence to the inquest into the death of barrister Mark Saunders shows that something is very wrong with our coroners’ courts system.
Human rights campaigners have said that serious questions must be asked after the deaths of two mental health patients in a matter of days following police restraint. Olaseni Lewis, a 23-year-old student from south London, and 52-year-old Colin Holt from Gillingham were both restrained by police in separate incidents on August 31 this year.
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.
Campaigning filmmaker and supporter of 4WardEver Bill Maloney presented the opening speech at the UK Rally Against Child Abuse held on 7 August in Trafalgar Square London in which he committed ‘treason’ as promised.
Other than their egregious history of colonialism, impenetrable regional accents and soccer hooliganism, the British have a well-earned reputation for being very, very civilized. Quite!