Deaths in police custody have 'got to stop'

Police Cell Victimoriginally by: BBC News  
published: 31 December 2012

In September 2003 Mikey Powell, a 38-year-old father of three children, was arrested by the police following a disturbance outside his home west of Birmingham.

Following his death in police custody, an inquest jury found that he had died as a result of the way officers had restrained him while in their care.

“It’s really disturbing that these sorts of things can be allowed to happen… Unless you’re involved personally you don’t realise what’s happening,” grieving parent Mrs Lewis told the Today programme’s Andrew Hosken. “It’s got to stop.”

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Controversial BART shooting will become a movie

originally by: Millbrae Patch
published: 23 April 2012

Hayward resident Oscar Grant III’s life will make it to the big screen in a movie titled “Fruitvale,” the name of the Oakland BART station where he was gunned down by a now-former BART police officer on New Year’s Day 2009.

Twenty-two-year-old Oscar Grant III was shot and killed by BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle, 29, who said he had mistaken his service gun for his Taser stun gun after he responded to a reported fight at the Fruitvale BART station around 2 a.m.

Grant family attorney John Burris said “the movie is designed to be a positive one” that will illustrate Grant’s life and the night he was killed, although his death will be a small portion of the film.

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Bill Maloney asks Pope’s Priest ‘Can you tell me Father?’

See Part 2 here >

Caution: some strong language!

On the 17th September 2010, the Pope visited Lambeth Palace, London, while on his state visit to the UK.

Campaigning filmmakers Bill Maloney and Lilly Starr (makers of documentary ‘4Ward Forever The Heroes’) have interviews, and in some cases, altercations on their route from Parliament Street to Lambeth Palace. View the report below:

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