Demand that the National Police Chiefs Council adopts a new, eleven-point Charter

2014 Rally & Processionprovided by: Netpol
published: April/May 2021

The government’s new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is an unprecedented attack on the freedom to protest. We have to fight against this Bill. But we need more than opposition – that’s why we’re launching a new Charter For Freedom of Assembly Rights. Please sign the petition here >

For the last decade, successive governments have been increasingly hostile towards protests. This has been matched by the way the police have interpreted “peaceful” protest so that even minor breaches of the law are treated as invalidating the collective legitimacy of protesters’ demands, justifying even more aggressive tactics and more surveillance.

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Bereaved families launch petition & campaign on legal aid for inquests

Cases in the UKsource: Ekklesia
published: 27 February 2019

Bereaved families and INQUEST have launched a campaign, Now or Never! Legal Aid for Inquests. This follows the decision by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to reject widely supported proposals and overwhelming evidence in favour of fair legal funding for bereaved people.

The campaign is calling for the government to reconsider this decision and urgently introduce automatic non-means tested legal aid funding to bereaved families following a state-related death. The detail of this proposal is outlined in a new briefing by INQUEST.

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New Tamir Rice petition calls for new grand jury on officers’ conduct

Tamir Rice
Tamir Rice

source: Cleveland.com
published: 27 May 2016

Activists have created a new petition in the name of Tamir Rice, this time asking Cuyahoga County’s Democratic nominee for prosecutor to press on with a criminal case against two police officers involved in the 12-year-old’s shooting death.

The change.org petition asks Michael O’Malley, who is running unopposed in the November general election, to expose transcripts of grand jury proceedings from the investigation into Tamir’s death.

O’Malley beat incumbent prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty in a primary election that analysts believe was influenced by McGinty’s decision not to recommend criminal indictments against the two officers involved in the Nov. 22, 2014 shooting outside Cudell Recreation Center.

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