An innocent man [Rodney Reed] may die because of illogical deadlines

Rodney Reed
Rodney Reed

source: The Appeal
published: 5 October 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case this term that will impact whether the state of Texas executes Rodney Reed for capital murder – even though it appears another man has confessed to committing the crime.

But the case is not about Reed’s innocence. It’s a case about whether Reed filed his legal claims in time. Lauren Gill first covered Rodney Reed’s efforts to prove his innocence for The Appeal in September 2019 and his efforts have since gained national attention.

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UFFC Legacy Fund support for the NMPMFF Holiday Scheme

UFFC 14th Demo 2012

source: NMPMFF
published: 1 October 2022

The United Families & Friends Campaign (UFFC) and Migrant Media have donated £10,000 through the Legacy Fund to support the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund (NMPMFF) Holiday Scheme Initiative supporting children, young people and families.

The NMPMFF (developed in 2015) is the first permanent national resource of its kind specifically for those that are affected by deaths in custody and makes small grants available for families and their campaign groups across the United Kingdom to provide practical domestic assistance, to further the work of their own campaigns or to assist them in engaging in a range of other local, regional or national campaigns, events and initiatives.

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IOPC Publish custody deaths statistics for UK 2021-2022

IOPC websiteall credits: IOPC
published: September 2022

In September 2022 the Independent Office for Police Misconduct (IOPC) released details of their custody deaths statistics for England 2021-2022.

The following content is transcribed from the IOPC website.

Deaths during or following police contact
Police forces have a statutory duty to refer all incidents involving a death or serious injury to us. Each year, we publish data showing how many people have died after contact with the police.

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