Sean Rigg

NEWS

THE GUARDIAN 18.03.14
Bereaved relatives criticise police watchdog over deaths in custody....
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FAMILY PRESS RELEASE 09.12.13 This Press Statement is in response to the IPCC’s announcement today to re-open the investigation into the death of Sean Rigg.....

VOICE ONLINE 09.12.13
Police watchdog collecting fresh evidence into officer's conduct - The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has reopened its investigation into the controversial death of Sean Rigg while in police custody......


Your Local GUARDIAN 05.08.13
Police watchdog review into whether Sean Rigg police should be disciplined.....


BBC RADIO LONDON 19.05.13 Dotun Adebayo show
BBC Radio London spotlights BMH UK's concerns on use of control and restraint......

IPCC 17.05.13
FULL Independent External Review Report - HERE

CHUKA UMUNNA MP 17.05.13 Commenting on the independent review of the IPCC’s investigation into the death of Sean Rigg, Chuka Umunna MP said:The findings in this review completely vindicate the dogged determination Sean Rigg’s family have shown in getting to the bottom of what happened to him, and the review supports the serious criticism that has been made of the IPCC’s investigation......

BBC NEWS 17.05.13
SEAN RIGG REPORT CRITICISES THE IPCC The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) made a series of mistakes in investigating the death of a man in custody, a review has found......


IPCC 17.05.13
IPCC publishes findings of independent external review of investigation in Sean Rigg’s death......

THE GUARDIAN 10.05.13
MENTAL HEALTH REPORT DAMNS METROPOLITAN POLICE ATTITUDES
Study criticises Met for miscommunication, poor training and excessive use of force when dealing with mentally ill people......

TURNING POINT 10.05.13
INDEPENDENT COMMISSION ON MENTAL HEATH AND POLICING REPORT PUBLISHED
An independent report has found that the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) must improve its response to mental health to reduce the likelihood of deaths or serious injury occurring in the future......

IPCC 27.03.13
3 POLICE OFFICERS ARRESTED IPCC investigators make three arrests as part of on-going investigation into evidence given at inquest into Sean Rigg’s death.......

PANORAMA 19.11.12
DURATION: 30 MINUTES
As the Independent Police Complaints Commission is handed the investigation into Hillsborough, the biggest policing scandal in UK history, reporter Mark Daly investigates whether the body that polices the police is fit for purpose. Panorama hears from families who say they have been failed by the police watchdog and examines growing concerns that it does not have sufficient power or the independence to hold the police to account.......

IRR 01.11.12
On Saturday 27 October, over 500 people gathered to march from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street for the annual United Families and Friends Campaign remembrance procession for those that have died in state custody......

THE VOICE 28.10.12
Grieving families and campaigners marched to Downing Street yesterday (Oct 27), calling for greater action over deaths in custody.......

BMH UK 27.10.12
Hundreds of families from across the country and supporters came out again this year for the 14th annual United Friends and Families Campaign against deaths in custody.....

UFFC 22.10.12
Press Release.
Death in custody families take their demands to Parliament
Screening & Press Conference
11.00am Friday 26th October 2012
Room W1, Off Westminster Hall, House of Commons, SW1A 0AA

BMH UK 08.10.12
The piloting of CCTV cameras in the back of police vans in the wake of the damning findings of the inquest into the death of mental health service user Sean Rigg, begins today in with four police vans operating from Brixton police station.....

BBC NEWS 28.09.12
Kurt Barling reports: A coroner in London has said there is a risk to the safety of mental health patients who come into contact with police.Coroner Andrew Harris made the claim while delivering recommendations to the Metropolitan Police following the death of Sean Rigg.The 40-year-old died in Brixton police station four years ago and an inquest last month found officers used an "unsuitable" level of force in restraining him which resulted in his death......


THE VOICE ONLINE 28.09.12
A DOCUMENTARY film about the controversial death of Sean Rigg whilst in police custody is to have its premiere at the 2012 West Midlands Human Rights Film Festival in Birmingham next week....

BMH UK 16.08.12
A public memorial meeting to mark the fourth anniversary of the death of mental health service user, Sean Rigg, who lost his life in police custody in 2008, will be held at Lambeth Town Hall on Tuesday 21st August 2012 at 6.30pm....
PICTURES & COVERAGE

INQUEST 15.08.12
IPCC commissions independent review of its investigation into the death of Sean Rigg...

THE PLATFORM 11.08.12
‘Lessons Will Be Learned’ After the Death of Sean Rigg, Say Police...


NEWSNIGHT 1.08.12
Jury brings damning narrative verdict...


MIGRANT MEDIA 1.08.12
Who Polices The Police?...


CHANNEL 4 14.06.12
Custody death inquest told that victim was 'fit and healthy'...

ITV NEWS 14.06.12
Sean Rigg's sister gives evidence at inquest...


BMH UK
09.06.12
National Fathers Day Vigil marks deaths in custody...

SEAN RIGG
01.06.12
7 week Inquest trial begins at Southwark Coroners court...


BMH UK 14.05.12
Desecration of Sean Rigg Memorial and Brixton Police Station Condemned...


BMH UK 03.05.12
Lack of confidence in IPCC calls for watchdog to be shut down


NEWSNIGHT 30.01.12
10 minute feature on Sean Rigg's Case... view from 30:37

UFFC 20.1.12
No:10 e-Petition
100,000 'Yes We Can'

BMH UK 31.10.11
Outrage at deaths in custody march kettled by TSG police....

UFFC 28.10.11
PRESS STATEMENT.

THE GUARDIAN 28.10.11
Let there be justice for those who have died in police custody The deaths pile up each year, and it has been a shocking 42 years since any officers have been found guilty....

VOICE ONLINE 15.10.11
The sister of a talented musician who died in police custody has urged the black community to support a public meeting about the issue.....

THE INDEPENDENT 24.09.11
Serious concerns have emerged about faulty CCTV at one of Britain's most notorious police stations which was at the centre of the summer riots and a death in custody scandal......

VOICE ONLINE
30.08.11
Thousands expected to attend London deaths in custody rally next month....

BMH UK 28.10.10
UFFC march on Downing Street demands an end to complacency around deaths in custody....

BMH UK 27.08.10
Sean Rigg memorial pushes deaths in custody up the community’s agenda. Last Saturday's sombre affair saw hundreds of people come out in support of the Rigg family who led a candle lit vigil outside the police station where the musician and songwriter spent his last moments....

PRESS RELEASE 16.08.10
On 21 August 2008, our brother Sean Rigg, was arrested by police, “restrained” and transported to Brixton police station in the back of a van. He was removed from the van in a collapsed state and died a short while after whilst in the station yard. He never entered the custody suite door....

BMH UK 16.08.10
Second memorial for service user Sean Rigg set for 21 August 2010. A candle lit vigil to mark the second year since the tragic death of a mental health service user Sean Rigg is set to take place outside Brixton Police station at 5.00pm on Saturday....

BMH UK 08.04.10
IPCC fails to inspire public confidence. The Home Affairs Committee has slammed the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) for failing to inspire the public's confidence in their handling of complaints against the police...

House of Commons 07.04.10
Home Office Affairs Committee REPORT. 'The work of the Independent Police Complaints Commission' Published on 7 April 2010 by authority of the House of Commons
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BBC 01.04.10
Ian Tomlinson's death marked at first anniversary vigil... "Everybody saw what happened on camera," said Ms Rigg-David, who asked why it had taken "so long" to bring about a legal case against the officer involved. She said there was a need to bring about a prosecution for one reason in particular: "It will show police officers that they aren't above the law."

House of Commons 23.02.10
The work of the IPCC, evidence session. TRANSCRIPT. Home Office Affairs Committee, Inquest, Rigg Family Member, John Crawley and Nick Hardwick.

YouTube 24.08.09
In loving memory of Sean Rigg 1 year on

Guardian 21.08.09
His family, who have been given contradictory statements about the existence of CCTV footage of the events leading up to Sean's death, tell the Guardian about their campagin to find out what actually happened....

Guardian 21.08.09
Family claim cover-up over death in police custody....

Wandsworth Guardian 20.08.09
Vigil for Tooting man dead in custody....

Evening Standard 19.08.09
His family, who have been given contradictory statements about the existence of CCTV footage of the events leading up to Sean's death, tell the Guardian about their campagin to find out what actually happened....

Channel 4 23.05.09
Police custody death: family's anger. The family of a man who died in police custody tell us why they think the independent police investigation into his death has been so flawed. Emily Reuben reports....

Indymedia 23.05.09
Hundreds of folks take to the streets to protest against police violence, naked brutality and killings in custody, on the United Campaign against Police Violence's first national demonstration – STOP POLICE VIOLENCE! KETTLE NEW SCOTLAND YARD!...

Indymedia 11.04.09
Sean Rigg's sisters attend and speak at the Ian Tomlinson Memorial March, who died minutes after being brutally assaulted by a policeman at the G20 protests...

BMH UK 27.03.09
Vigil for the service user, Sean Rigg, 40,who tragically lost his life after he was taken into police custody...


IPCC
26.01.09
Apology to family for misleading wording of press releases...

New Nation 12.01.09
How did this man Die?

Guardian (Borough News) 8.01.09
Why did Sean die in custody?

BMH UK 6.01.09
Community Police Consultative Group for Lambeth to hear questions on death of service user Sean Rigg...

The Independent 4.01.09
Family hit out at IPCC over death in custody...

ITN 25.10.08
March against custody deaths...


BBC 25.10.08
Custody death families in protest


BMH UK 15.10.08
Service user Sean Rigg, buried on eve of WHO report on Europe's mental health care

BMH UK 3.10.08
Funeral of former service user Sean Rigg sends message that police cells are not 'places of safety'

BMH UK 9.09.08
Tragic death of former service user, Sean Rigg, sends shockwaves through the community...

WRP 25.08.08
Brixton custody death anger...

BBC 24.08.08
Watchdog sees custody death CCTV


BBC 23.08.08
Family seek custody death answers...

BBC 22.08.08
Assault suspect dies in custody...

IPCC 22.08.08
IPCC is appealing for witnesses to a disturbance in the Atkins Road and Weir Road area

IPCC 22.08.08
IPCC investigates Brixton death in custody

 



The Family seek answers and justice for this tragic death in police custody....

Sean’s sudden and untimely death has come as a shock to the family. On 21st Aug ‘08 he was arrested and restrained by Brixton police - he died very shortly after...Why? INQUEST JURY VERDICT HERE


Growing up, Sean was a gifted and talented young man. An artist and dancer, he also enjoyed Martial Arts, and wrote, performed and produced an album and had completed writing a rappers opera which will be performed in his honour later this year - he had so much to live for.
A charismatic and ambitious person, Sean was a natural musician and rapper who wrote and recorded his own material, working with many different producers, singers and musicians to produce his debut Album ‘Be Brother B Good’ in 2007. He set up his own record label ‘Dan Man Records’ with friends from which he put out his own music
Gentle and loving by nature, he achieved so much in his short life despite the many adversities he managed to
overcome the odds that were stacked against him. This showed his strength of character and determination not to be stigmatised by bouts of mental illness. For most of the time, Sean was able to achieve a good quality of life.
Although he had a history of mental illness, in the last few years he spent much of his time giving back to the
community. He was a mentor, be-friender, an advocate and gave many hours in volunteering at the Franz Fanon Community Centre in Brixton.
Born and raised in England, he was well travelled and enjoyed discovering aspects of different cultures.

CLICK HERE to listen to a Sample mix of Sean's music (stage name 'Jahaan')

What happened on Thursday 21st August 2008?

INQUEST INTO DEATH OF SEAN RIGG: JURY VERDICT 1 AUGUST 2012


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UP COMING EVENTS

.REMEMBER SEAN  

Sean Rigg

PRESS RELEASE

RIGG FAMILY PRESS RELEASE
9 December 2013

This Press Statement is in response to the IPCC’s announcement today to re-open the investigation into the death of Sean Rigg.

Marcia Rigg, on behalf of the Rigg family said:

“The Rigg family welcomes the long awaited decision by the IPCC to reopen the investigation into Sean's death as a criminal one. We will accept nothing less than for this new investigation to be robust, transparent and properly effective.
It is over five years since Sean died and we therefore expect the IPCC to devote the necessary resource to ensure an early outcome to their new investigation.
The family understands that the police do not oppose the IPCC reinvestigation, but the police have also told the IPCC that it can only lawfully reinvestigate the officers in question and make fresh recommendations on disciplinary action after a High Court decision to formally set aside the outcome of the 2008-2009 investigation. If this is right, there is something wrong with the Police Reform Act 2002 and we will be asking for cross-party agreement to urgently change the law with immediate effect to enable the IPCC to lawfully hold reinvestigations of this kind, especially after inquests. What the family cannot tolerate is for a legal side issue to hold up this reinvestigation or threaten its outcome. Therefore, we may be forced into bringing the matter before the High Court ourselves.
No family should ever have to go through the burden of losing a loved one in police custody and then find that the legal system fails them time and time again. No family should have to tolerate delay upon delay in the independent investigation of a death at the hands of state agents. We and our legal team have always insisted that the IPCC should have conducted a full and thorough criminal investigation into Sean's death right from the very outset. This time the IPCC must get it right.
We hope that the compelling evidence will lead to criminal charges against the officers involved in Sean's arrest, restraint and detention and ultimately his death. No officer has ever been successfully prosecuted for a death in custody in this country since 1969. Implausible and improbable accounts by officers should be taken very seriously by the IPCC in any death in custody investigation. We trust that the IPCC will now finally vindicate the family's concerns."

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NO JUSTICE - NO PEACE

FAMILY PRESS RELEASE
Date: 9th Dec 2013.

.REMEMBER SEAN  

5th YEAR MEMORIAL

In Remembrance of our brother Sean Rigg

DATE:Wednesday 21st August 2013

TIME: 7pm - 9pm

Vigil outside Brixton Police Station.

Will lay flowers, light candles and pray.

All are welcome to join us for a peacful time of remembrance of our dear brother, and our continued quest for Justice & Change.

He is GONE BUT certainly NOT FORGOTTEN.



NO JUSTICE - NO PEACE

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UFFC
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REMEMBER SEAN RIGG
Date: 21st Aug 2013. 7pm

.PUBLIC MEETING  

MarkDuggan

JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED

Family Campaign & Public Meeting + screening of Justice D
enied film

DATE: Saturday, Aug 3rd, 2013

TIME: 6pm - 9pm

ADDRESS: North London Community House, 22 Moorefield Rd- Tottenham N17 6PY

JusticeDenied-memorial-event

JoyGardner
Stafford-Scott
UFFC

Public Meeting
Date: 3rd Jul 2013

WATCH this film on the background info of the injustice suffered by Joy's family:
Justice Denied - Film by Ken Fero on the death of Joy Gardener

 

 

 


.JIMMY MUBENGA  

Jimmy Mubenga

JIMMY MUBENGA INQUEST

DATE: Monday, May 13th, 2013

TIME: Scheduled for 8 weeks

ADDRESS: Isleworth Crown Court, 36 Ridgeway Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5LP. (Nearest tube station - OSTERLY PARK - Piccadilly line

Jimmy Mubenga Please attend this Inquest to support Jimmy's grieving wife. If u can attend please do : 10am, Monday 13 May 2013 – first evidence to be heard Tuesday 14 May

Isleworth Crown Court, 36 Ridgeway Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5LP

Before Karon Monaghan QC, Assistant Deputy Coroner for Hammersmith and Fulham

The inquest into the death of Jimmy Mubenga will begin at Isleworth Crown Court on Monday 13 May. It is scheduled for 8 weeks. There will be no evidence heard on the first day. Evidence will begin on Tuesday 14 May with a statement from Jimmy Mubenga’s wife, Adrienne Makenda Kambana, followed over the next few days by evidence from the escorting officers involved in the restraint of Mr Mubenga.

10am, Monday 13 May 2013 – first evidence to be heard Tuesday 14 May

Isleworth Crown Court, 36 Ridgeway Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5LP

Before Karon Monaghan QC, Assistant Deputy Coroner for Hammersmith and Fulham

The inquest into the death of Jimmy Mubenga will begin at Isleworth Crown Court on Monday 13 May. It is scheduled for 8 weeks.

Jimmy Mubenga's family are represented by Bhatt Murphy Solicitors
And Henry Blaxland QC of Garden Court Chambers

INQUEST - Briefing on the Death of Jimmy Mubenga
IRR NEWS report

London NO BORDERS report

No More Deaths In custody
Jimmy & Wife
Justice for Jimmy
UFFC

The Inquest of Jimmy Mubenga
Date: 13th May 2013

Jimmy Mubenga Inquest - TRANSCRIPT: READ DAILY - HERE

 

 

 

.ALFIE MEADOWS  

Alfie Meadows

CELEBRATION EVENT WITH ALFIE MEADOWS & ZAK KING

DATE: Monday, March 25, 2013

TIME: 7pm

ADDRESS: SOAS, London ·Main Building, Thornhaugh St (Near Russell Square)

Alfie Meadows acquitted student protester

Zak King acquitted protester

Matt Foot campaigning lawyer who represented many student protesters

Max Watson UNISON trade unionist fought victimisation at London Met

Sussex Uni Occupier (tbc) plus estimonies from other defendants, protesters and victims of police violence

Come and hear how Alfie and Zak fought their cases and where next in the fight for justice. All welcome to stay and mingle after in the bars and celebrate the victory.

After a two year struggle, Alfie Meadows and Zak King have finally been acquitted of public disorder charges relating to the student protests in Autumn 2010. Their story is just one example of the criminalisation and persecution suffered by those whose only offence was to take the streets to defend Too many young people ended up in jail or with a criminal record as a result. Alfie almost died after a blow to the head with a police baton.

Alfie and Zak’s struggle is important for everyone who wants to defend the right to protest and support other victims of police violence campaigning for justice t a time of unprecedented cuts and austerity and continuing campaigns in defence of education. We hope it will help strengthen other victims of police violence who are campaigning for justice. Alfie and Zak could not have sustained their fight without wide spread solidarity from fellow students, lecturers, trade unionists and justice campaigns. We appeal to everyone to come to the meeting, celebrate our victory and discuss how we take the fight for justice forward.

Initiated by Defend the Right to Protest Campaign

www.defendtherighttoprotest.org
Email: info@defendtherighttoprotest.org
Facebook page: defendtherighttoprotest // Add Right to Protest
Twitter: @righttoprotest

Alfie Meadows
Free Education

Celebration with Alfie & Zak
Date: 25th Mar 2013

ALFIE MEADOWS & ZAK KING VICTORY LEAFLET:
Download here

 

 

 
.UFFC ANNUAL MARCH  

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UFFC 14TH ANNUAL MARCH
By Families, For Families
Saturday 27th October 2012

Assemble Trafalgar Square 12.30pm
UNITED FAMILIES & FRIENDS CAMPAIGN (UFFC) PROTEST AGAINST CUSTODY DEATHS!

WE NEED A MASS CAMPAIGN!!!

Silent Procession along Whitehall followed by Noisy Protest at Downing Street!
ALL WELCOME - PLEASE WEAR BLACK - BRING YOUR GROUP’S BANNER

Further info: contact United Families & Friends Campaign:
contactuffc@gmail.com

Family Campaigns of the following will be attending to name a few:

›Ian Tomlinson
›Roger Sylvester
›Ricky Bishop
›Jason Mcpherson
›Habib Ullah
›Blair Peach
›Leon Patterson
›Paul Coker
›Azelle Rodney
›Olaseni Lewis
›Smiley Culture
›Kingsley Burrell
›Lloyd Butler
›Demetre Fraser
›Mikey Powell
›Mark Duggan

Other families please contact us if you are attending.
NO JUSTICE - NO PEACE

UFFC WEBSITE

2012 FLYER - please feel free to print and circulate widely

DEATHS IN CUSTODY LIST SINCE 1969

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14th ANNUAL MARCH
Date: 27th Oct 2012. 12.00noon
UFFC FB group CONTACT: contactuffc@gmail.com

.UFFC Press Conference  

DEATH IN CUSTODY FAMILIES TAKE DEMANDS TO PARLIAMENT

SCREENING & PRESS CONFERENCE

11.00am Friday 26th October 2012

Room W1, Off Westminster Hall, House of Commons, SW1A 0AA

The United Families & Friends Campaign (UFFC) is a coalition of families and friends of those that have died in the custody of police and prison officers as well as those who died in psychiatric and immigration detention. We would like to invite you to a film screening & press conference in advance of our national demonstration that will take place the following day, details are below.

The screening of excerpts from the hard-hitting film 'Who Policies The Police?' (52minutes/2012), which critically assesses the performance of the Independent Police Complaints Commission into investigating custodial deaths, will be followed by statements and a Q&A session by the families of a number of death in custody cases including Sean Rigg, Mark Duggan, Mikey Powell, Olaseni Lewis, David Emmanuel (aka Smiley Culture) and Roger Sylvester.

The event will be an opportunity to find out the current position of families in relation to the existing investigative and judicial framework around custodial deaths. It is of crucial importance that those who have been directly impacted by custodial deaths have the opportunity to express their views in the political arena and we hope that you will join us in this event.

Other families please contact us if you are attending.
NO JUSTICE - NO PEACE

CLICK HERE TO READ FULL PRESS STATEMENT

UFFC WEBSITE

DEATHS IN CUSTODY LIST SINCE 1969

UFFC
UFFC Press Conference
Date: 26th Oct 2012. 11.00am
UFFC FB group CONTACT: contactuffc@gmail.com

.DRP CONFERENCE  

AUSTERITY, INJUSTICE & THE POWER OF PROTEST

University of London Union, Malet Street. Russell Sq Tube.
DATE: Sunday 14th October, 2012,
TIME: 11:30am – 5:30pm

Defend the Right to Protest 2012 National Conference
Across the world people are resisting austerity. They also have to confront violent tactics by the police and the draconian use of the law.

This conference will take place as people prepare for an autumn of struggle: the TUC march against austerity, the NUS education demonstration and strikes in the private and public sector. It will examine the nature of the current attacks on protest, what laws and tactics are being employed and why. It will look at how protest movements have confronted these challenges in the past and discuss the future of resistance here and internationally. Practical workshops will also inform people of their rights and how to run a defence campaign.

SPEAKERS

Who’s Speaking?
DARCUS HOWE, OWEN JONES, NINA POWER, MARCIA AND SAM RIGG [SEAN RIGG JUSTICE & CHANGE CAMPAIGN], JANET ALDER [JUSTICE FOR CHRISTOPHER ALDER], JOHN MCDONNELL, TONY BENN, ALFIE MEADOWS [INJURED STUDENT PROTESTER], MATT FOOT [CAMPAIGNING LAWYER] KEN FERO [FILM MAKER/DIRECTOR OF 'INJUSTICE'], NICK WRACK [SOCIALIST LAWYER]. UNJUM MIRZA [RMT]. DANNIE GRUFFERTY [NUS VP], DEBORAH COLES [INQUEST], FAHIM ALAM [ACQUITTED AFTER POST-RIOT ARREST], SUSAN MATTHEWS [MOTHER OF DEFENDANT], ESTELLE DU BOULAY [NEWHAM MONITORING PROJECT], JOHN TIPPLE [POLL TAX DEFENDANT], JELENA TIMOTIJEVIC [UCU NEC], MAGGIE MITCHELL [MOTHER OF IMPRISONED STUDENT PROTESTER], NADINE EL-ENANY [EGYPTIAN ACTIVIST], JENNIFER HILLIARD [MOTHER OF ACQUITTED STUDENT], SARA TOMLINSON [NUT], HANNAH DEE [CHAIR OF DEFEND THE RIGHT TO PROTEST], JUSTICE FOR BOLTON, OCCUPY, UKUNCUT, A MINER ACQUITTED FROM ORGREAVES… PLUS MANY MORE. **NEW SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED** JULES CAREY [SOLICITOR TO IAN TOMLINSON'S FAMILY], MARK SERWOTKA [PCS GENERAL SECRETARY], GARETH PEIRCE, SHEILA COLEMAN [HILLSBOROUGH JUSTICE CAMPAIGN], TRENTON OLDFIELD…

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS & TICKETS

About the campaign

Defend the Right to Protest was launched in response to violent police tactics and arrests at the student protests of November and December 2010, with the support of activists, MPs, trade unionists, student groups and others. We campaign against police brutality, kettling and the use of violence against those who have a right to protest. We campaign to defend all those protestors who have been arrested, bailed or charged and are fighting to clear their names.

Janet Alder
DarcusHowe
DRP CONFERENCE
Date: 14th Oct 2012

.Film Screening of WPTP  

Sean Rigg

WHO POLICES THE POLICE - FILM SCREENING

Garden Court Human Rights Film Festival

Garden Court Chambers
60 Lincoln's Inn Fields
WC2A London
United Kingdom
Friday, 5 October 2012 from 18:00 to 20:15

Garden Court Chambers is delighted to present a series of six thought-provoking films this autumn. Each film explores different human rights issues connected with our work.

Who Polices The Police? - Friday 5 October 2012

(52 minutes/UK/2012/Ken Fero/Migrant Media)

18:00 - 20:15

Sean Rigg dies in a caged area in Brixton Police Station in August 2008 and the Independent Police Complaint Commission (IPCC) are called in to investigate. Sean's family are shocked at the death and this soon turns to anger when the government appointed IPCC begin to make error after error in its inquiry - is it incompetence or collusion? Sean's family begin a four year struggle to investigate the death themselves and in the process ask 'Who Polices The Police?' This culminates in an inquest jury delivering a narrative verdict highly critical of the Metropolitan Police, in which barrister Leslie Thomas represents Sean's family. Read more about the film here.

This film is being hosted in partnership with the Institute of Race Relations.

Discussion Panel

Harmit Athwal (Chair), Institute of Race Relations
Rigg family
Ken Fero, the film's director
Leslie Thomas, the barrister who represented Sean Rigg's family at the inquest
Any proceeds from this screening will be donated to Migrant Media and the Sean Rigg Justice & Chance Campaign. We regret student concession is not available for this screening.

CLICK HERE TO READ FULL DETAILS

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Ken Fero
LeslieThomas
GCC
IRR
WPTP? FILM SCREENING
Date: 5th Oct 2012

.Sean Rigg 4th Memorial  

SEAN RIGG PUBLIC MEMORIAL EVENT

Sean Rigg Public Memorial Event. Date: Tuesday 21st August 2012

Lambeth Town Hall - Doors open 6.30pm - Meeting starts 7.00 – 900pm

This event will include a screening of the film ‘Who Polices The Police?’ by Migrant Media

Venue: Assembly Room, Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RW
Nearest station: Brixton tube station on the Victoria line Location map for Lambeth Town Hall

A public memorial meeting to mark the fourth anniversary of the death of mental health service user, Sean Rigg, who lost his life in police custody in 2008, will be held at Lambeth Town Hall on Tuesday 21st August 2012 at 6.30pm.
Organised by the Sean Rigg Justice and Change Campaign in association with Black Mental Health UK, this meeting marks the first public event where the Rigg family will be able to inform the community, who have supported them throughout their campaign, about the changes they would like to see in the wake of the high profile inquest verdict into their brother’s death.

Marcia Rigg-Samuel sister of Sean Rigg said: “This public memorial is not only to remember and celebrate Sean’s life, but is also aimed to bring this very serious issue to the forefront of the community’s minds, as it affects us all.  The compelling evidence against Sean’s mental health care team SLAM and Brixton police emphasises the urgency for improvement and change on a national level regarding deaths in police custody and mental health.  We urge parliament to now take the opportunity to address these shameful and unnecessary deaths.  Deaths like these should never happen.”

Matilda MacAttram, director of Black Mental Health UK said: ‘Sean Rigg’s experience  in many ways typifies the experience of people from the UK’s African Caribbean communities who use mental health services as they are 50% more likely to be referred to these services via the Police.  We hope it that this memorial will keep the spotlight on this area of healthcare, which is in urgent need of wholesale reform.

Deborah Coles, co-director of INQUEST said: ‘This event is an important opportunity to honour all that his family has achieved in their fight for truth and justice.  Thanks to their extraordinary resilience and persistence we now know the truth about what happened to Sean. The family require justice and those responsible for Sean's death must be held to account. We, along with all of those supporting the family, will continue in that fight, and to press for change to stop deaths like this from happening again,’

Ken Fero Film Director Migrant Media said: ‘It is right and fitting that the first public screening of the new film ‘Who Polices The Police? is screened  in Brixton on the anniversary of Sean's death at the hands of the police. We support the family in their continuing battle for justice.’

CLICK HERE TO READ FULL PRESS STATEMENT

For interviews call    BMH UK News desk on: M: 07947 189 682

Matilda MacAttram
Ken Fero
Sean Rigg 4th MEMORIAL
Date: 21st August 2012

.Sean Rigg Inquest Verdict  

INQUEST INTO DEATH OF SEAN RIGG
JURY VERDICT 1 AUGUST 2012

2.30pm Southwark Coroners Court
Before Dr Andrew Harris

SEAN RIGG INQUEST VERDICT

01/08/12

Southwark Coroners Court

The following matters were found

1. Name of Deceased

Sean Nicholas RIGG

2. Injury or disease causing death

Cardiac arrest
Acute arrhythmia
Ischemia
Partial positional asphyxia

..........

On 21st August 2008 20.24, Sean Nicholas Rigg died at Brixton Police Station as a result of a cardiac arrest.

Sean Rigg last took his depot on the 20th June 2008, the dose administered was 50 mg haloperidol which was half the recommended dose for his condition.

On 11th August 2008 Sean Rigg displayed clear relapse indicators. SLAM’s [South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust] response to these indicators was inadequate. SLAM had failed to put in place a clear and adequate risk assessment and crisis management plan. SLAM failed to communicate and involve Sean Rigg’s family. The clinical team responsible for Sean’s care failed to communicate effectively amongst members of their own team and with the Fairmount staff.

The good treatment and care of Sean Rigg provided by the Fairmount staff was compromised by their failure to put in place an adequate crisis plan. They were not as proactive as they could have been in effective communications with the family or the clinical team.

Communication and crisis planning between key stakeholders, Penrose [Housing Association], SLAM, and the police were inadequate.

SLAM had failed to ensure that their patient Sean Rigg took his medication. Furthermore SLAM’s failure to undertake a Mental Health Act assessment at or from 11th August more than minimally contributed to the Sean Rigg’s death.

Responses by the CAD [Computer aided dispatch] operators to calls from staff members at Fairmount Road Hostel on 21st August 2008 were an unacceptable failure to act appropriately. The lack of timely police responses to calls from Fairmount Road Hostel were also unacceptable and inappropriate.

There was a lack of sufficient and effective communication between the police officers at the scene of the arrest. Those police officers did not communicate sufficiently with the CCC [Central Communications Command], IBO [Integrated Borough Operations], or the staff at Brixton Police Station. The CCC, IBO and staff at Brixton Police Station did not sufficiently communicate with the dispatched police officers. The IBO failed to gather crucial information that was readily accessible. This led to missed opportunities to take earlier action. The police who were aware of relevant information regarding Sean Rigg failed to relay and verify this.

The level of force used on Sean Rigg whilst he was restrained in the prone position at the Weir Estate was unsuitable. In addition there was an absence of leadership. This led to a failure to take appropriate control of the situation.

CLICK HERE TO READ FULL VERDICT & FAMILY STATEMENT

Please address any queries to Hannah Ward at INQUEST.
For further information please contact:
Hannah Ward, Communications Manager,
INQUEST: 020 7263 1111 / hannahward@inquest.org.uk

Sean Rigg

Riggfamily
Sean Rigg Inquest
Date: 11th June 2012 -
1st August 2012

.Fathers Day Vigils  

vigilcandles

INATIONAL FATHERS DAY VIGILS SUNDAY 17th JUNE 2012

P R E S S    R E L E A S E

For immediate release: Friday 8 June 2012

National Fathers Day Vigils to Remember All That Have Died in Custody

A number of peaceful vigils will be taking place around the country on the same date and time in remembrance of fathers that have died in various forms of custody.

The vigils were initially triggered by the family of Wayne Hamilton from Sheffield. Wayne, aged 24, was found dead in a Sheffield canal on 16th June 2010. He had been reported missing by his worried family on 11th June when a friend rang them to say the last time he had seen Wayne he was running off with police officers chasing him.

A number of other campaigns and family groupings in other cities have replicated the use of a Father’s Day event to remember those that have died in various forms of custody in the United Kingdom and as a show of national solidarity.

These peaceful vigils will take place outside police stations in Manchester, Birmingham, Central London, Brixton, Tottenham, Sheffield, Slough, High Wycombe and a number of other locations across the country.

All these vigils will take place on 17th June 2012 between 12noon to 3pm

The events are being supported by The United Families & Friends Campaign (UFFC).
UFFC is a national coalition of families affected by deaths in police, prison, psychiatric and immigration custody or detention.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL PRESS RELEASE

Notes to editors:

  • Ken Fero, Migrant Media / INJUSTICE Film  |  Mob: 07770 432 439

UFFC
Fathers Day Vigils
Date: 17th June 2012

.Sean Rigg Inquest begins  

Sean Rigg

INQUEST INTO DEATH OF SEAN RIGG
BEGINS MONDAY 11 JUNE 2012

10am Monday 11 June 2012
Before Coroner Andrew Harris
Southwark Coroners Court, 1 Tennis Street, London SE1 1YD.

The inquest into the death of Sean Rigg, a 40 year old black man who died on 21 August 2008 following contact with Brixton police, will begin on Monday 11 June at Southwark Coroner’s Court.

Sean Rigg was a talented musician and one of five siblings. He had suffered from severe mental illness from the age of 20 and had a formal diagnosis of schizophrenia. He was living in a high support community mental health hostel. His family were intensely involved with his life and his mental health care.

Sean had a history of stopping his medication and falling into relapse. On several occasions he had been detained by the police under section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 and taken to a ‘place of safety’. Prior to his arrest on the 21st August he had stopped taking his medication and his behaviour was giving cause for concern. On the evening of 21st hostel staff called 999 on several occasions asking for police to attend the hostel. The police did not attend. Sean then left the hostel and was later arrested after a member of the public called the police. He was restrained by the police, taken to Brixton police station and died soon after.

The ensuing IPCC investigation has been the subject of serious criticism, as has the police handling of the case and their treatment of the family

The family hopes the inquest will address the following questions and issues:

CLICK HERE FOR FULL PRESS RELEASE


NOTES TO EDITOR:


1. Under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act the police may detain someone they believe is suffering from a mental illness and in need of immediate treatment or care. Section 136 gives authority for the police to take a person from a public place to a “Place of Safety”, either for their own protection or for the protection of others, so that their immediate needs can be properly assessed.

2. Evidence sessions will begin on the second day, Tuesday 12 June.

2. Neither the family nor their representatives will be available for comment while the inquest is ongoing. Please address any queries to Hannah Ward at INQUEST.

3. For further information please contact:

Hannah Ward, Communications Manager,
INQUEST: 020 7263 1111 / hannahward@inquest.org.uk

Sean Rigg Inquest
Date: 11th June 2012

.John Carlos Meeting  

John Carlos

RESISTANCE, The Best Olympic Spirit, Monday 21st of May 2012
Friends House, Euston Rd, Euston.

SPEAKERS: John Carlos, Doreen Lawrence, Janet Alder, Samantha & Marcia Rigg and other justice campaigns

Resistance The Best Olympic spirit
John carlos meeting

Janet Alder

Doreen Lawrence

DoreenNevilleLawrence
John Carlos Meeting
Date: 21st May 2012

.Christopher's Memorial  

Christopher Alder

Falklands paratrooper Christopher Alder memorial, Sunday 1st of April

MEMORIAL Sunday 1st April 2012. 1pm.
In the continued fight for justice, Janet Alder has put out a call for supporters to come out in force for the memorial march for decorated paratrooper Christopher Alder, set for Sunday 1 April 2012 at 1.00pm outside Queens Garden Police Station, Hull.

With the April 1st marking 14 years since the tragic death of the father-of-two, while in police custody, this memorial has been organised to highlight the ongoing fight for justice his family have been waging for the past 14 years.

Speaking at the 'Racism, police and state' meeting organised by the RMT union earlier this week, Alder told a room of over 100 unionists and community activists, 'it is coming up to 14 years since the deaths of my brother but we still have not got justice from the system that killed him. '

'This memorial will mark the day that he died but will also include a peaceful march to Hull Police Station where he spent the last moments of his life, and then onto the Council to let them know that we are not happy with the treatment we have received over the past years and we are still out here demanding justice,' Janet Alder said.

CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE ON BMH UK WEBSITE


Janet Alder

Christopher Alder Memorial
Date: 1st April 2012

 

.ALFIE MEADOWS  

Justice for Alfie

JUSTICE FOR ALFIE MEADOWS

DATE: Monday, March 26, 2012

TIME: 9:00am until 12:00pm

ADDRESS: Kingston Crown Court, London ·Get Directions

We will be holding a Solidarity demonstration outside Kingston Crown Court on the first day of Alfie Meadow's trial.
Alfie was amongst thousands of students who came on the demonstration on the day of the tuition fee vote (9th December 2010). Alfie is a Philosophy student at Middlesex University, his university department faced closure (it will be closed by the end of this academic year) and when he protested, he received a life threatening injury. But outrageously Alfie has since been charged with violent disorder and faces a trial on 26th March. The police who carried out attacks on protesters throughout the day and evening are yet to face any charges. This forms part of a pattern of attacks on protest which has seen hundreds of students arrested and scores either charged or sentenced to long terms in prison.

Many workers and trade unionists came down to Whitehall on the evening of 9th December after they had finished work, to stand in solidarity with the protesters being kettled. We are asking for the same display of support for Alfie Meadows as he goes into court on 26th March. We demand an end to political charging and sentencing of protesters. We must defend the right to protest. Drop all charges against Alfie Meadows.

Come along to the demonstration and Sign the Petition here:
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/justice-for-alife-meadows/

Initiated by Defend the Right to Protest Campaign

www.defendtherighttoprotest.org
Email: info@defendtherighttoprotest.org
Facebook page: defendtherighttoprotest // Add Right to Protest
Twitter: @righttoprotest

Alfie Meadows

Justice For Alfie
Date: 26th Mar 2012

ALFIE MEADOWS TRIAL UPDATE & ONLINE PETITION:
Click here to sign petition.

 

 

 

.JUSTICE MEETING  

speakers

RMT Justice Meeting


supporters

Justice Meeting
Date: 12th Mar 2012


CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE IN THE SOCIALIST WORKER
 

 

 

.DEFEND PROTESTS  

Stand up for justice

Defend The Right to Protest
Date: 5th Mar 2012

www.defendtherighttoprotest.org
 

 

 

.UFFC No:10 e-Petition  

UFFCe-Petition

UFFC No:10 e-Petition For an INDEPENDENT INQUIRY

The United Family and Friends Campaign (UFFC)
calls for an independent judicial inquiry into all suspicious deaths in custody.

UFFC is a coalition of families and friends of those that have died in the custody of police and prison officers as well as those who died while detained under the Mental Health Act, in psychiatric and immigration detention. It also has members and supporters from campaign groups and advocacy organisations from across the UK.

The Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody report published in 2011 states: in total, there were 5,998 deaths recorded for the 11 years from 2000 to 2010. This is an average of 545 deaths per year. Despite the fact there have been 11 unlawful killing verdicts since 1990 there has never been a successful prosecution.

HELP THE CAMPAIGN to gain 100,000 or more signatures and show solidarity by signing the petition >HERE<

SUPPORTED BY:
campaign groups, organisations and individuals, who will be coordinating their efforts to launch in solidarity including UFFC Campaign Central, 4WardEver UK, Mikey Powell Campaign, Sean Rigg Justice & Change Campaign, INQUEST, Habib Ullah Campaign, Migrant Media, Black Mental Health UK, Campaign for Justice for Smiley Culture, Socialist Worker and many more.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL REPORT AND UFFC DEMANDS


UFFC No:10 e-Petition
Date: 20th Jan 2012 - 2013


Listen to the FAMILIES

from the 2011 UFFC demo


.UFFC @ The MPA  

UFFC

UFFC to attend MPA full Authority Meeting

Question to be raised regarding the heavy handed and provocative policing of the peaceful UFFC march on 29th Oct 2011.

DATE: Thursday Nov 24th 2011

TIME: 10 am

ADDRESS: City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA


CLICK FOR EVENT PAGE HERE and Letter to MPA

NO JUSTICE - NO PEACE

 


UFFC @ MPA meeting
Date: 24th Nov 2011. 10am


.UFFC ANNUAL MARCH  

UFFC March

UFFC 13TH ANNUAL MARCH
By Families, For Families
Saturday 29th October 2011

Assemble Trafalgar Square 12.30pm
UNITED FAMILIES & FRIENDS CAMPAIGN (UFFC) PROTEST AGAINST CUSTODY DEATHS!

WE NEED A MASS CAMPAIGN!!!

Silent Procession along Whitehall followed by Noisy Protest at Downing Street!
ALL WELCOME - PLEASE WEAR BLACK - BRING YOUR GROUP’S BANNER

Further info: contact United Families & Friends Campaign:
contactuffc@gmail.com

Family Campaigns of the following will be attending to name a few:

›Brian Douglas
›Roger Sylvester
›Ricky Bishop
›Jason Mcpherson
›Habib Ullah
›Blair Peach
›Leon Patterson
›Paul Coker
›Jean Charles De Menezes
›Azelle Rodney
›Olaseni Lewis
›Smiley Culture
›Kingsley Burrell
›Lloyd Butler
›Demetre Fraser
›Mikey Powell
›Mark Duggan

Other families please contact us if you are attending.

NO JUSTICE - NO PEACE

UFFC PRESS STATEMENT

2011 FLYER

DEATHS IN CUSTODY LIST SINCE 1969

FEEDBACK OF THE MARCH


UFFC
13th ANNUAL MARCH
Date: 29th Oct 2011. 12.30pm


CONTACT:
contactuffc@gmail.com
  UFFC FB group

.PUBLIC MEETING  

BLACK DEATHS IN CUSTODY PUBLIC MEETING

DATE: Wednesday26th October

TIME: 6.30pm - 9pm

VENUE: The Quad, East Building,
London School of Economics Students Union (LSESU), Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AES

To register emailt: events@blackmentalhealth.org.uk

BACKGROUND: Government figures show that a disproportionate number of deaths following contact with the police are of black people.[1] Almost half the deaths of people in police custody are mental health service users,[2] and deaths of those detained under the Mental Health Act account for 62% of all deaths in state custody. [3]
This public meeting aims to put this issue back on the political agenda in order to ensure that other vulnerable people do not continue to lose their lives in tragic circumstances, which could easily avoided.


SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

- Matilda MacAttram - director of Black Mental Health UK
- Helen Shaw - co-Director of INQUEST
- Samantha Rigg–David - Sean Rigg Justice and Change Campaign
- Marcia Rigg - Sean Rigg Justice and Change Campaign
- Steve Pope – editor of The Voice Newspaper
- Lee Jasper – Race Equality Campaigner
- Ken Fero – co-director of the film Injustice
- Frederick Clarke – director Mighty Men of Valour
- Olu Alake - President of 100 Black Men of London

For more information please visit http://www.blackmentalhealth.org.uk/

CLICK HERE FOR LEAFLET FOR MORE INFO


PUBLIC MEETING
Date: 26th Oct 2011 6.30pm


.MARCH FOR JUSTICE  

MARCH FOR JUSTICE - BIRMINGHAM

DATE: Saturday July 2nd 2011

TIME: 12 noon

STARTING POINT: Abbey Street, Winson Green, Hockley, B18 5QS

FINISHING POINT AND RALLY AT: West Midlands Police HQ, Lloyd House, Colmore Circus, Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6NQ

ROUTE: Assemble in Abbey Street from 12 noon, to march for 1pm, then walk on past the Seacole mental health unit in Winson Green, where Kingsley was taken, then on to Bolton Road, Soho Road and into the city centre to Lloyd House, the headquarters of West Midlands police. There we will rally.

NO JUSTICE - NO PEACE


MARCH FOR JUSTICE
Date: 2nd July 2011.12noon


.POLICE BRUTALITY  

WHO POLICES THE POLICE?

There is a growing need for the community to be united in resistance against continued injustice at the hands of the police.

DATE: Friday 1st July 2011. Time 7-9.30pm

Meeting at Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton.


SPEAKERS:

Jody McIntyre
Benjamin Zephaniah - Poet + Author - Cousin of Mikey Powel
Merlin Emanuel - Nephew of Smiley Culture
Samantha Rigg-David - Sister of Sean Rigg

NO JUSTICE - NO PEACE


UFFC

WHO POLICES THE POLICE?
Date: 1st July 2011. 7-9.30pm

     

.UFFC ANNUAL MARCH  

UFFC March

UFFC 12TH ANNUAL MARCH
By Families, For Families
Saturday 30th October 2010

Assemble Trafalgar Square 12noon.
UNITED FAMILIES & FRIENDS CAMPAIGN (UFFC) PROTEST AGAINST CUSTODY DEATHS!

WE NEED A MASS CAMPAIGN!!!

Silent Procession along Whitehall followed by Noisy Protest at Downing Street!
ALL WELCOME - PLEASE WEAR BLACK - BRING YOUR GROUP’S BANNER

Further info: contact United Families & Friends Campaign:
contactuffc@gmail.com

Family Campaigns of the following will be attending to name a few:

›Brian Douglas
›Roger Sylvester
›Ricky Bishop
›Jason Mcpherson
›Habib Ullah
›Blair Peach
›Leon Patterson
›Paul Coker
›Azelle Rodney

Other families please contact us if you are attending.

NO JUSTICE - NO PEACE

UFFC STATEMENT

2010 FLYER


UFFC
12th ANNUAL MARCH
Date: 30th Oct 2010. 12pm
CONTACT:
contactuffc@gmail.com
UFFC FB group

.REMEMBER SEAN  

2ND YEAR MEMORIAL
In Remembrance of our brother Sean Rigg
Saturday 21st August 2010

Vigil outside Brixton Police Station 5pm sharp.
Followed by a Public Meeting, 6 - 8pm, The Karibu Education Centre,
7 Gresham Rd, Brixton, London SW9 7PH.
(Karibu Centre is directly opposite Brixton Police Station on Gresham Rd)

Other Family Campaigns will be present as well as Death in Custody campaign organisations, who will speak about the current issues surrounding this controversial topic, and what we can do to bring about CHANGE. There will be an open floor discussion.

We will have a private screening of the film SUS later that evening. Unfortunately, due to limited seating, this will be by invitation only.
SUS, the chilling account of one man's brush with the police, will be out on DVD September 6th. See the film’s website for upcoming screenings:

www.susthemovie.com


Family Campaigns of the following will be attending:

›Brian Douglas
›Roger Sylvester
›Ian Tomlinson
›Christopher Alder
›Ricky Bishop
›Derek Bennet
›Jason Mcpherson
›Habib Ullah
›Blair Peach
›Leon Patterson
›Paul Coker

NO JUSTICE - NO PEACE

FAMILY PRESS RELEASE

SUS PRESS RELEASE


EVENT FLYER

UFFC
candle
REMEMBER SEAN RIGG
Date: 21st Aug 2010. 5pm
SUS DVD
DVD RELEASE DATE:
6th September

.VIGIL 4 PAPS  

TWO YEARS ON – STILL NO JUSTICE DONE!!
Second Anniversary vigil for Habib ‘Paps’ Ullah
Saturday 3rd July 2010
4-7pm

Habib ‘Paps’ Ullah died on Thursday 3rd July 2008
during a stop and search by Police Officers on a vehicle in a car park in High Wycombe at approximately 7.15pm. He was 39 years old and left behind a young family who live in Slough. To mark the second anniversary/’Barsee’ of his death we are having a peaceful vigil outside High Wycombe police station from 4-7pm. Please come down and give your support to the family and to the campaign. Since he died in 2008 there have been a number of other deaths most notably the death of Ian Tomlinson last year which highlighted the abuse of police powers.

It has been a hard battle for the family of Habib and for the campaign over the last two years but we have been heartened from the support that we have had locally and nationally from other families and support on Facebook. As we approach the inquest that will be taking place into his death at the end/early next year we want to increase the level of awareness and to show the need for public accountability.

Please contact us if you require any more information or a speaker for your union branch or organisation.

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE

VIGIL 4 PAPS
Date: 3rd July 2010

.SUS Play/Film  

SUS

SUS
by Barry Keeffe
-7pm

****
Show of the week
Time Out

****
'Uncannily prophetic... Obisesan's production has raw power'
The Guardian

****
'Shocking, powerful... pitch-perfect'
Daily Telegraph

'Brilliantly handled by director Gbolahan Obisesan - a name to watch.'
Independent on Sunday

'Remarkable acting... an uncompromising production'
Daily Mail

Election night 1979

The sus laws had made it legal for police to stop and search anyone - purely on suspicion.

Two detectives on the graveyard shift in an East London police station place bets on which party will win. A black man is picked up. He is incensed, believing that he'll be fodder for an incoming government keen to flex its law-and-order muscles.

Set on the eve of the Thatcher victory, this revival of Keeffe's classic coincides with the general election of 2010. What's changed?

'Police forces face threat of 'racist' label over stop and searches'
The Guardian, March 2010

Originally produced as part of the Jerwood Directors Award 2008, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Sus has toured Lincoln, Liverpool, Barking, Bracknell, Birmingham, Ipswich and Manchester

CLICK HERE FOR PLAY

SUS
Date: 8th - 26th June 2010
CLICK HERE FOR FILM

.UNITED 4 JUSTICE  


UNITED 4 JUSTICE
Date: 15th May 2010

Remembrance... (United 4 Justice)
15th May 2010
Information, Banner Displays, Stands, Films, Live Music and Poetry to remember our lost loved ones.

4WardEver UK in association with the Mikey Powell Campaign, Habib Ullah Campaign and Leicester Civil Rights Movement are presenting this major event in May 2010 taking place at The Highfields Centre in Leicester.
 
An event to mark what would have been Mikey Powell's 45th birthday, and to showcase other families that have suffered the loss of a loved one in police, prison or psychiatric custody. The event will also pay tribute to Tony Egbuna Ford and others facing capital punishment in the United States.

All proceeds of this event will be passed on to affected families involved in the planning and participation of this event.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
United 4 Justice

 

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