Shock police racism allegations by Stephen Lawrence’s brother referred to IPCC

January 17, 2013 in Police & Prison Affairs, Race & Society by Zinzi Eka-Naphtali

Stuart Lawrenceoriginally by: Mail Online  
published: 9 January 2013

Scotland Yard yesterday referred shock police racism allegations by Stephen Lawrence’s brother to the force watchdog.

Describing the claims by teacher Stuart Lawrence, 35, as a ‘very serious matter’, the Metropolitan Police passed his complaint on to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

In a strongly worded statement, the Met said it would not tolerate ‘any form of racism’ and promised strong action if any of its officers were found to have acted in a ‘racist manner’.

Senior Labour MP Keith Vaz said he was ‘astonished’ to learn of Mr Lawrence’s apparent treatment by police.

Yard boss Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe ordered an investigation hours after Mr Lawrence claimed in yesterday’s Mail that he had been stopped by police up to 25 times simply because of the colour of his skin.

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Pathologists – a Question of Law

January 17, 2013 in Events, Reform & Corruption by Larry Fedja

Coroners Courtsby: FATAL Campaign UK
published: 16 January 2013

FATAL UK and Associates invite you to a special gathering with key speakers for a lively discussion and debate

“HOW CORONERS & PATHOLOGISTS BREAK THE LAW AND COVER UP TRUE CAUSES OF DEATH OF OUR LOVED ONES IN THE MORTUARY AND AT INQUESTS”

The event will be opened by Fatal UK representatives Jacqueline Chang, Campaign Manager and contributions from Hilary Abrey and Bettty Lowenthal, Advocacy Victim Supporters and Campaigners

Invited Speakers :

  • Ivan Biddle former post mortem technician and whistleblower
  • Margaret Lockwood Croft, Head of the Marchioness Disaster Group

The event will offer audiences and supporters the opportunity to hear real life stories, about individual cases, the illegal bad practices, corruption and cover up in institutions.

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Stephen Lawrence murder: 20th anniversary to be marked

January 8, 2013 in Race & Society, Remembrance by 4WardEverUK

Stephen Lawrenceby: BBC News  
published: 4 Jan 2013

The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence has begun a campaign to mark the 20th anniversary of his death. Doreen Lawrence said she wants to ensure no other family has to go through what she endured.

The campaign will include talking to new police commissioners and a memorial service on 22 April – the date Stephen was killed in Eltham in 1993

The announcement comes exactly a year after Gary Dobson and David Norris were convicted of his murder. Other events will include a concert planned for April, a criminal justice lecture, an annual memorial lecture and a gala ball.

The memorial service will be held at St Martin in the Fields church in Trafalgar Square. Mrs Lawrence, who founded the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, said: “It is hard to believe that 2013 will mark 20 years since Stephen died.

“This time last year we faced the conviction of two of Stephen’s killers and the relief I felt then has stayed with me through the extraordinary year that was 2012.

“Despite this, our focus has to be on the next 20 years.

“There is more to be done to get justice for Stephen and to ensure that no other family has to go through what we endured.”

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