Keeping Mikey Powell’s memory alive

Posted on September 9, 2013

Last Saturday marked the tenth anniversary of the death of Mikey Powell in Birmingham. I am sorry I was not able to get up to the community meeting and rally this weekend, however I am encouraged that people have not forgotten this tragedy. (more…)

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A big step towards justice for Sean Rigg. Now charge the cops.

Many of those packed into the public gallery broke into spontaneous applause as the inquest jury delivered its' verdict in the case of Sean Rigg. An African drum started beating and the coroner looked uncomfortable. It felt like justice, but in truth it was only the start. The next challenge will be turning the scathing inquest conclusion into criminal charges against police officers. (more…)

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Inquest to hear eyewitness accounts of Sean Rigg’s arrest

Posted on June 21, 2012

The inquest into the death in custody of Sean Rigg, a fit and healthy 40 year old, is due to hear the eyewitness accounts of members of the public who saw the pursuit and restraint of Mr Rigg in Brixton four years ago. (more…)

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Cops just said Sean Rigg had collapsed, sister tells inquest

Posted on June 12, 2012

The long-awaited inquest into the death of Sean Rigg at Brixton police station opened today with evidence from his sister Marcia Rigg-Samuel, who said police had simply told her that her brother had "collapsed and died" for years ago. (more…)

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Reflecting on BBC London appearance

I enjoyed my appearance on BBC London radio's Dotun Adebayo show last Sunday, talking about the outcome of the London and local elections with fellow guests Richard Serunjogi (left), who supported Ken Livingstone, and Sylbourne Sydial (second left), a Conservative activist. (more…)

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What kills us will also make us stronger

Posted on September 22, 2011

Troy Davis was murdered barbarously but joined his ancestors with the dignity and spirit that they couldn’t crush – and he told them so. Like many thousands of others, I feel a swirling set of emotions – from anger at the injustice of executing an innocent man to despondency that worldwide protests could not prevent it. (more…)

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Murdoch press and cops get cosy again as The Sun damns the deceased

The Sun newspaper are clearly up to their old tricks again, in cahoots with their Scotland Yard friends. No sooner had the phone-hacking scandal blown over, today's paper carries a hatchet-job on Mark Duggan, whose death at the hands of police marksmen sparked an uprising and a several days of riots. (more…)

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Second anniversary vigil for Sean Rigg who died in police custody

Posted on August 22, 2010

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