all credits: PressTV
published: 5 August 2014
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.
source: Green Left Weekly
published: 14 June 2014
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.
Peacemaker; Rest in peace..
On November 23, 2013, the death penalty abolition movement lost a beloved family member and friend when Delbert, 74, passed away in his home in Chicago.
Delbert Tibbs was many things. He was a sage, a poet, a leader and the nicest person you could ever meet, with a strong intellect, a spirit and a unwavering commitment that inspired all of us. It was an honor to know this peacemaker, and to learn from him.
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