Violence against Indigenous women grows amid ‘apathy and injustice’

Native Indian woman statuesource: AlterNet
published: 16 September 2022

Violence against Indigenous women is “escalating like never before,” the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) has warned. A series of tragedies have rocked the city of Vancouver (unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh lands) in recent months, including the discovery of the body of a 14-year-old Indigenous child, Noelle O’Soup, in May.

“Apathy and injustice prevail among the authorities while the intersecting crises of MMIWG2S+ [missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit, and others], the colonial child welfare system, homelessness, and the opioid crisis are literally killing our people,” said Kukpi7 (Chief) Judy Wilson, UBCIC secretary-treasurer, according to a press release by the organization.

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Police shooting: Family of Chris Kaba demand criminal investigation

Armed Police Officer

all credits: INQUEST
published: 7 September 2022

Chris Kaba, 24, was fatally shot by a firearms officer from the Metropolitan Police shortly before 10pm on 5 September in Kirkstall Gardens, Streatham Hill, London. His death is now under investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct, and will be subject to an inquest in due course.

The family ask for privacy at this difficult time. They will not be undertaking any further interviews at this stage.

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Daniel Morgan murder: No officers will face punishment, says watchdog

Police Fingerprint DNA Softwaresource: The Guardian
published: 3 August 2022

Every officer involved in the Daniel Morgan scandal will escape punishment, the police watchdog has announced, despite an independent inquiry finding that corruption in the Metropolitan police shielded the private detective’s killers with the force ignoring information.

Those escaping any action include the former Met commissioner Cressida Dick, who the inquiry accused of hampering its work.

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