In December 2009 an inquest jury reached a shocking conclusion, though you’d be hard pressed to have heard about it. In a damning narrative verdict, the jury concluded that Mikey Powell had died from positional asphyxia following police restraint.
A memorial mosaic for Jean Charles de Menezes was unveiled in London on 7th January 2010. Family, friends and supporters turned out in force to witness the unveiling on what would have been Jean’s birthday.
Mahatma Gandhi became one of the pivotal figures, if not the main figure, in India’s history in the Twentieth Century. Along with Jinnah and Nehru, Gandhi shaped India’s history up to its independence in 1947.
The family of Habib ‘Paps’ Ullah who died whilst being arrested during a routine stop and search in a car park in High Wycombe in July 2008 have recently met with the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to assess the situation in terms of the investigation.
Sandra Jean Allen, died whilst detained under the Mental Health Act. Despite being mistreated and let down, she was unable to leave the hospital and she died in terrible conditions.
David Oluwale is the first of 1000’s of Black people to die in police custody in Britain. David was harassed and abused by two City of Leeds police officers.
Pauline had been a tireless campaigner against the deaths of women in custody since the tragic death of her own daughter Sarah in 2003.
Former Pittsburgh NAACP leader Harvey Adams Jr. was laid to rest yesterday afternoon following a two-hour funeral service at the Hill District’s Bethel African Methodist Episcopal.