The National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund Appeal is now LIVE! Please pledge, share, comment. Help us make the lives of families and children affected by deaths and abuses in state custody feel just that little more supported.
The fund will be the first permanent national resource of its kind for those affected by deaths in custody, making small grants available for families and their campaign groups across the UK to provide practical domestic assistance, to further the work of their own campaigns or to assist them in engaging in other local, regional or national campaigns, events and initiatives.
Campaign group, 4WardEver UK, is supporting and assisting in organising a series of national events to demonstrate unity and solidarity of campaigns fighting against the injustice of police custody deaths in Britain and the United States.
The Reverend Osagyefo Sekou – centrally involved in protests in Ferguson, Missouri, to demand justice for Michael Brown – will be visiting the UK in January for a solidarity tour.
He will speak alongside Tippa Naphtali, Kedisha Brown-Burrell, Maxie Hayles, Rev Bryan Scott, Jan Butler, The Webster family and others who have suffered injustice at the hands of the state and are fighting to end the culture of impunity that protects the police.
Funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation enables Netpol to pilot three community monitoring projects in different parts of the country, which aim to increase police accountability over the treatment of individuals and the process of local decision-making in each of the three pilot areas.