Do the names Sarah Reed, Sheku Bayoh and Sean Rigg mean anything to you? Those are just a few black people who have died in police custody here in the UK. Black and minority ethnic people who die in custody rarely make mainstream headlines.
The United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) is a national coalition of families and friends of those that have died in the custody of police and prison officers as well as those who are killed in immigration detention and secure psychiatric hospitals in the UK.
In November the 4WardEver UK Film Club blazed into action with Ken Fero’s poetic and powerful new film BURN. This important documentary has now been released free to watch online in solidarity with Ferguson.
Campaigners demanding answers about the death of a man who was detained by police marched through Birmingham city centre. Hundreds marched three miles from Handsworth to the city centre, peacefully waving placards and playing music, in a bid to get justice for Kingsley Burrell who died after being taken into police custody.
provided by: Ken Fero published: December 2013 New film from Migrant Media to be launched on 18th January 2014 Po Po – 25 minutes (UK/2013/Ken Fero/Migrant Media) Jason McPherson loses his life in shocking circumstances after being taken to Notting Hill Police Station – the Independent Police Complaint Commission (IPCC) begin an internal investigation into the…
by: The Voice Online published: 15 December 2013 Nelson Mandela’s state funeral is under way at his ancestral home in Qunu, ending a week of commemorations for the anti-apartheid hero. Thousands of people – including foreign dignitaries – are attending the service, which blends state ceremonial with traditional rituals. Members of his family attended an overnight…
The family of Mikey Powell have commemorated his life 10 years after his death at the hands of West Midlands Police by holding a vigil outside the police HQ in Birmingham.