Lawsuit alleges foster agency failed to prevent abuse, death of toddler

all credits: FortWorth Star-Telegram
published: 15 April 2021

A lawsuit was filed this week against a Fort Worth foster care organization and its employees, accusing them of failing to follow proper requirements in the care of a 3-year-old who died last year.

The parents of Amari Boone, represented by The Button Law Firm, filed the lawsuit Monday in Dallas against ACH Child and Family Services in Fort Worth. Rodney Boone and Ariana George believe the foster care agency failed to keep their son safe from abuse by his foster parents, according to the lawsuit. Amari died April 12, 2020, after his third emergency visit to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.

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Actor Richard Blackwood, reveals new role tackling racism in the police

Alder Tribute Mural
Alder Tribute – Hull graffiti artist Preston Fox

source: Metro News
published: 19 February 2021

Hollyoaks’ Richard Blackwood has revealed that he hopes people will be ‘more receptive’ to his upcoming project in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Typical, a play by Ryan Calais Cameron, tells the true story of former paratrooper Christopher Alder, 37, who choked to death while handcuffed and lying on the floor of a police station in Hull in 1998. The inquest jury in 2000 returned a verdict of unlawful killing, and in 2002, five police officers went on trial, but all the officers were acquitted on the orders of the judge. The play originally premiered at the Soho Theatre back in 2019.

Richard – who portrays Felix Westwood in Hollyoaks — recorded the show in the summer of 2020 as Black Lives Matter protests took place all around the world following the death of George Floyd.

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Scottish Theatre to stage play inspired by death of Sheku Bayoh in police custody

Sheku Bayoh & Family
Sheku Bayoh Family Campaign

source: The Scotsman
published: 1 October 2020

The National Theatre of Scotland is to revive its major productions with the launch of a new stage show inspired by the case of Sheku Bayoh, a father-of-two who died in police custody in Fife.

Hannah Lavery’s play, which will be filmed on the stage of the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, which will explore the issues surrounding the case of the father-of-two using real-life testimonies.

However Lament for Sheku Bayoh is also billed as a “non-apologetic reflection on identity and racism in Scotland today.”

The three actors in the show will be filmed in front of an empty auditorium and the full play made available to theatregoers to watch online around the world in November.

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