Film – Justice for Joy : Who has the Windrush scandal ignored?

Joy Gardner Campaign
Joy Gardner Family Campaign

originally by: Channel 4
published: September 2019

Channel 4 Television presents special documentaries – from 1995 – examining the death of Joy Gardner in 1993 and the subsequent public campaign that culminated in the trial at the Old Bailey of those accused of causing her death.

Joy Gardner’s death in 1993, forensically detailed in Justice for Joy, caused public outcry. In one of the films author Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff asks Joy’s daughter Lisa “Who has the current Windrush scandal ignored?”

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Edge Fund : National Family Fund Grant Application Update

Bereaved Families Speak Outsource: 4WardEverUK
published: June 2019

4WardEverUK and Migrant Media have submitted a grant application to the Edge Fund for a project that would essentially be the provision of a sessional role for a National Organiser.

A sessional worker would identify and manage opportunities for up to 3 major pay-to-attend events each year which will help to raise awareness of deaths in state custody, galvanise collaboration and raise money for the National Family Fund.

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Family of Sheku Bayoh to lodge complaint and demand for inquiry

Justice 4 Sheku Bayoh @ UFFC Rally London 2018
Justice 4 Sheku Bayoh @ UFFC London 2018

source: CommonSpace
published: 3 May 2019

“We know racism played a big part in our brother’s death and has played a role in denying us justice,” said the sister of Bayoh, on the fourth anniversary of his death in police custody.

  • Sheku Bayoh died while being restrained by police using batons, CS gas, pepper spray and restraints on his legs and arms
  • Family first demanded a public inquiry in 2018 after the Lord Advocate decided not to prosecute any of the officers involved
  • Both the family of Bayoh and their lawyer Aamer Anwar have argued that racism was a factor in Bayoh’s death, and that dishonest attempts have subsequently been made by police sources to smear his reputation

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