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.
Tag: Government & State
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!
Community leaders have welcomed the publication of a new guide to assist police officers when dealing with people who use mental health services, but warn a wholesale review of how this group are treated is needed if substantive progress is to be achieved.
In all the 2010 election brouhaha about fairness in society, no political party has made the alarming number of deaths of Black people in police custody a priority. However, thanks to the GPI Generation (the heirs of the “Stop Police Brutality” marches) the anguish and concerns of Black communities and voters have gained a voice.
The anti-death penalty movement is an offshoot of the global human rights movement as expressed by private associations and later by a variety of governments.
Award winning film director Bill Maloney investigates the derelict building of St Peter’s Approved School, in Gainford, Co Durham. The police claim it is a ‘dark stain on the village’ so why has it laid derelict for years?