The new + improved UFFC online community launched

March 2, 2013 in Miscellaneous by Zinzi Eka-Naphtali

UFFC Campaign CentralTo mark a new long-term forward looking United Families & Friends Campaign (UFFC), its website is getting a major makeover!

This will make getting involved a lot easier with the site having bucket-loads of features which integrate seamlessly with existing social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks to built-in integration with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, it’s easy to maximize your reach and spread the word.

Members will be able to share photos, voice opinions in comments and blogs, bring stories to life with videos, and feed into the other interactions the site will have to offer.

Members will also be able to add from a wide range of Apps for use on their own dedicated social webpage.

Create powerful native apps for iPhone and Android handsets, and stay involved with the UFFC community on the go.

Visit the new site and sign up for free >

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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Prison deaths rise as cuts take effect

October 23, 2012 in Custody Deaths & Abuse, Reform & Corruption by Zinzi Eka-Naphtali

originally by: The Guardian
published: 19 October 2012

Resource cutbacks are putting an increasing strain on the prison system in England and Wales, with a growing current of deaths, attempted suicides and assaults, according to the chief inspector of prisons.

Nick Hardwick, in his annual report, says there has been a general improvement in jail conditions, with many prisons responding positively to the government’s “rehabilitation revolution”, but progress has been uneven and is now under threat.

He says progress, particularly on safety and providing a decent environment, appears to have stalled as the prison population has risen from 85,400 in March 2011 to 87,531 in March 2012.

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