Concerns are growing among human rights groups and ex-soldiers about UK government plans for a new law to protect British soldiers from prosecution for any acts of murder or torture committed after the invasion of Iraq.
Tag: Race & Society
The callous killing of George Floyd resonated powerfully across all of Britain’s black communities, given our long-running issues with the police. But his death probably had more meaning in one part of the country than any other.
“I can’t breathe, please don’t! Let me up, please! Help please! I can’t breathe!” The last words not of George Floyd, but of Aboriginal man David Dungay Jr. as he laying dying on the floor of his jail cell in Australia.
A private funeral was held for George Floyd, two weeks after a Minneapolis police officer killed him by kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes. Floyd’s death sparked protests across the US and around the world.
N.C. Supreme Court ruled that over 100 death row inmates have the opportunity to prove racism affected their sentences because they had filed claims under the Racial Justice Act before it was repealed in 2013.
The UN human rights chief has condemned the killing of George Floyd while in police custody, calling it the latest in “a long line of killings of unarmed African Americans by US police officers and members of the public”.
George Floyd’s death has sparked protests across the US. He was an unarmed black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes as he told them “I can’t breathe”.
Although Black men are more likely to get murdered by the police, Black women have not been exempt from police killings, and often their death is overshadowed by the execution of Black men.