Tag: Race & Society

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Remember David Oluwale

David Oluwale was a Nigerian who arrived in England as a stowaway in 1949. He was briefly imprisoned in Leeds, where he subsequently settled and obtained work. During the letter part of the 1950s he was placed in a mental hospital near Leeds. In the late 1960s he was released, and became a vagrant.

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Trayvon Martin

On the rainy evening of February 26th, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman inside his own gated Sanford, Florida community where he was living with his father, stepmother and little brother.

Man shot and tasered “not guilty” of GBH

A jury has said a man, who was shot five times and tasered by the police, is not guilty of attacking officers because he was mentally ill at the time. George Asare, from Forest Hill, south-east London, was found not guilty of attempted Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) with intent and affray earlier today (2 November 2012).

Bizarre ‘suicide’ probe intensifies

Police in Jonesboro, Ark. believe Carter, 21, killed himself July 29 with a single gunshot to the temple while inside the back of a police car — but his hands were double handcuffed behind his back and the officers had twice searched him for contraband, finding only about $10 worth of marijuana.