Kingsley Burrell : Birmingham says NO police brutality cops back in our community

Kingsley Burrell - United We Must Standsource: Justice4Kingsley Campaign
published: January 2019

The Justice4Kingsley Campaign are calling for the community to support their event taking place in Birmingham on 30 March 2019.

Meet at 1.00pm sharp at the Handsworth Cemetery Oxhill Road, Handsworth, Birmingham B21 8JT march to Newtown police station.

PC Paul Adey has been dismissed but the notorious PC Mark Fannon and PC Paul Greenfield have walked away free of any charge and back in our community again at Newtown Police Station as first response officers serving our family and friends across Birmingham – Handsworth, Newtown, Aston, Nechells – amongst our community particularly the Black & Asian community who are disproportionately targeted.

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3 years later, Sandra Bland’s family still want answers surrounding her death

Sandra Bland
Sandra Bland

source: ESSENCE News
published: 19 November 2018

On July 13, 2015, the unthinkable happened to the family of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old who was a “bright, beautiful, outspoken, bold, caring, loving and intelligent individual,” says her sister Shante Needham.

Three days after being arrested during a routine traffic stop, Bland was found hanging in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas. She had been pulled over by state trooper Brian Encinia, who told her it was because she had failed to signal a lane change. Later, dashcam footage would reveal Encinia asking Bland to put out her cigarette.

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3 years after his death, Eric Garner’s mother says she won’t give up

Eric Garner
Eric Garner

source: NJ.com News
published: 17 July 2017

Wearing mostly white, civil rights leaders and family members gathered around Eric Garner’s grave on Sunday to mark the third anniversary of his death.

After attending a service at New Hope Baptist Church in Elizabeth, the group traveled to Linden to visit Garner’s gravesite at the Rosedale Cemetery.

His mother, Gwen Carr, had a chair and sat near her son’s headstone. In the peaceful cemetery, surrounded by other mothers who had also lost their loved ones to police, she reached down to touch his stone. “I will not give up until justice is served,” she said.

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