Eddie Murray died while in police custody in 1981 and his family and supporters are demanding a new inquiry into his death. They claim missing clothes and a coroner’s report, which proved he suffered a broken sternum while in custody, were proof that he was murdered.
Tag: Race & Society
You’ve surely heard of the botched execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma on Tuesday, in which that inmate’s vein “exploded” after he was given the first drug, the sedative midazolam.
Affirmative action has opened doors for disadvantaged minorities and made this a fairer, more equal society. The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts apparently wants no more of that.
US former boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, whose wrongful conviction for murder caused an international outcry, has died at the age of 76. He died on Sunday at his home in Toronto, Canada, his friend and former co-defendant John Artis, confirmed.
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 death of a loved one is a devastating time for any family. But when that death involves a vulnerable person in police custody, questions must be asked. Far too often in the past we have heard about the deaths of vulnerable people that have caused concern, and prompted serious examination of police training and the use of restraint.
As we await the publication of a new Home Office manual on deportations, IRR News has gleaned evidence from a number of Freedom of Information requests suggesting that the death of Jimmy Mubenga during deportation could have been prevented.
Emotional and disturbing, ‘Po Po’ is more evidence that the IPCC are complicit in the lack of successful prosecutions of police officers for deaths in their custody. In the end, what emerges in the light is the need for resistance.