Provided by: Kadisha Brown-Burrell published: 31 March 2015
Today marks Kingsley’s Fourth year anniversary since his untimely death and I want to honour his memory by saying how Kingsley was a loving kind brother who loved his children dearly. Kingsley should never have died in the way that he did and I will not give up the fight to find out the truth into how he died despite the odds stacked up against us.
Severn days from now the Inquest into Kingsley’s death will begin and I am appealing to the public the importance of next week’s Inquest set for Tuesday 7th April until 15th May.
I am listed first to give my account and evidence as litigate in person as I am not represented by a solicitor or barrister because of the legal aid system here in this country, especially when it comes to Death in Custody! However my position on the day will be to tell the coroner, jury and public at large what I know and provide the evidence which was kept in my possession for over four years to tell my deceased brothers account, in order to assist the jury in their decision making.
They assembled in the shadows of Mark Duggan’s old neighborhood to march to the spot where the father-of-six was killed by the bullets from the gun of a Metropolitan Police office on August 4, 2011.
Duggan family and friends were joined by other campaign groups, including Justice for Sean Rigg. Despite a public inquest that declared Duggan’s death ‘lawful’, his supporters remain unsatisfied with the verdict.
The past three years have been frustrating ones for MD supporters who during their quest for justice found that the name and reputation of their son, father neighbor, brother smeared by the authorities and now they say despite the arduous nature of the journey the struggle for justice will continue whatever the cost.
Over 100 people rallied in Sydney on the anniversary of Eddie Murray’s death in police custody in a northwestern New South Wales town of Wee Waa 33 years ago.
Murray’s murder was one of the black deaths in custody that led to the historic Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
Murray died while in police custody in 1981 – inside Wee Waa police cells. Murray, a happy, bright young man with a long rugby career in front of him, was last seen opposite the Imperial Hotel in Wee Waa. The police rang the family the following day and told them he had committed suicide in a police cell using a blanket.