They could not breathe : The families of British men who have died in police custody speak out

Janet, sister of Christopher Alder - Image credit Wasi Daniju2
Janet, sister of Christopher Alder – Image credit Wasi Daniju

source: The HuffPost
published: 29 April 2021

Introduction: 4WardEverUK’s Tippa Naphtali said; “This is a powerful and comprehensive piece on custody deaths/killings and the National Memorial Family Fund. We are very grateful to Emma Youle (Special correspondent, HuffPost UK) and the families that participated.”

1,784 people have died in England and Wales after contact with the police since 1990 – yet no officer has been held to account.

The CCTV footage shows a man face down on the floor of a police station, handcuffed and unresponsive, as he gasps for breath.

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Watch the trailer for ‘Typical’ at the Soho Theatre ahead of release

Alder Tribute Mural
Alder Tribute – Hull graffiti artist Preston Fox

all credits: What’s on Stage
published: 29 January 2021

Soho Theatre will present Typical, created alongside award-winning creative movement Nouveau Riche, online next month, and WhatsOnStage has a first look at the new trailer.

The piece explores racism and how British society stereotypes Black masculinity.

Written by award-winning playwright Ryan Calais Cameron and directed by Anastasia Osei-Kuffour, it follows the tragic true-life events of Black British ex-serviceman Christopher Alder and the injustice that still remains 20 years since his story emerged.

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Black Lives Matter Movement nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

Bereaved Families Speak Outsource: Pedestrian News
published: 30 January 2021

The Black Lives Matter movement has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for mobilising a world-wide fight against racial injustice.

Norwegian politician Petter Eide nominated the BLM movement and in his nomination papers wrote that not only has it been important for African-Americans, but has been important in “raising global awareness and consciousness about racial injustice.”

“I find that one of the key challenges we have seen in America, but also in Europe and Asia, is the kind of increasing conflict based on inequality,” Eide said.

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