PM Custody death response rejected

Statement from 4WardEver UK
3rd October 2009

The United Families & Friends Campaign and 4WardEver UK reject the Prime Ministers response to a previous petition against custody deaths on the Number10 e-petition website. We challenge the Prime Minister once again to address the issues raised.

Petition: Access Here >

Available until 31st March 2010 (target 2000 signatures)
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4WardEver UK decided to launch a separate and international appeal demanding a change in the policies and practices that continue to see people dying and abused in the so-called care of the state.

The United Families & Friends Campaign is a coalition of families and friends of those that have died in the custody of police and prison officers as well as those who are killed in secure psychiatric hospitals.

Between 1969 and 1999 over one thousand people died in police custody in England. Not one police officer has ever been convicted for any of these deaths. The film INJUSTICE depicts how Brian Douglas, Joy Gardner, Shiji Lapite and Ibrahima Sey met violent deaths at the hands of the police and documents a five year period when their families came together to fight for the truth.

See original petition on the No10 Website >

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Many thanks for your continued support.
The 4WardEver UK Team

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About Tippa Naphtali

I am currently a partner in Naphtali & Associates, an informal network of VCO champions established in 2003, helping to develop social enterprises, business ownership and affordable services by and for local people. I am also an active campaigner for police, prison and mental health reform particularly in relation to deaths and abuses in custody.

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