George Stinney Jr became the youngest person to be executed in the US in the 20th century when he was sent to the electric chair in 1944, but more than 70 years later his conviction has been overturned.
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Fifty years ago today [13 August], two convicted murderers were escorted from their cells to the gallows with their arms strapped to their backs. Ellis’ death sentence sparked a backlash against capital punishment in the UK.
Maya Angelou, the American poet and author, died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Wednesday. She was 86. Her son, Guy B Johnson, confirmed the news in a statement. He said: “Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension.
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.
Featuring an extended version of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter’s passionate 1994 speech that was featured in Democracy Now!’s look back at his life and legacy.
On 23 April 1979 the fascist National Front (NF) called a public meeting in Southall town hall, west London.The meeting was in support of its general election candidate Ernest Pendrous. The NF had come third in London’s local elections and had big expectations for the meeting, which they organised symbolically on St George’s Day.
Like many parents across the city of Liverpool, the McManamans waited. Twenty-five years ago, it was all they could do. There were no mobile phones to call, no text messages that could be sent to calm the frayed nerves of concerned families.