published: 1 November 2015
Crowds at UFFC London demo echo demand for justice.
Thousands of people have died, and continue to die, when coming into contact with the police, while the law enforcers responsible are continually shielded from facing justice without being held to account. They avoid jail, and they know they will.
This creates a perpetually worsening cycle, which needs to be broken. The only way this can happen is if police officers face justice like everyone else.
- No more deaths in Police Custody protest march, London
- United Families & Friends Campaign (UFFC) Procession 2015
- United Friends and Family (UFFC) march against deaths in custody
- Campaigners want inquiry into number of deaths while in police custody
- United Friends and Families Campaign hold annual remembrance parade
From negligence to murder, across the spectrum, police officers who have committed the crime know they will avoid facing consequences for deaths in custody, and by the same token the public have given up expecting justice.
This has been the state of affairs since time immemorial. But without justice there can be no peace. Those among our communities, whose dead family members have been denied justice, cannot or should not be expected to be peaceful or quiet. That is something only delusional liberals who operate inside a bubble think.