Friday, 16 December 2011

Video - Reverend Jesse Jackson - UK solidarity

 Click on link to watch: Press Conference on Deaths in Police Custody
by OBV with Jessie Jackson 

Operation Black Vote - click to go to website

                                                ( Uploaded by on 15 Dec 2011)

'American civil rights campaigner Reverend Jesse Jackson addressed a press conference in east London on Thursday 15th December 2011, to publicly give his backing to the growing number of calls for an independent judicial inquiry into the current handling of deaths in police custody.

A number of agencies including Operation Hope and Recovery, The United Friends and Families Campaign, Inquest, Black Mental Health UK, Operation Black Vote and the Campaign 4 Justice have come together to stand with the families who have been affected by these tragedies.

The meeting highlighted the widespread distrust that the recent spate of deaths of Mark Duggan, Kingsley Burrell Brown, Demetre Fraser and Jacob Michael, at the hands of the police has caused. It will also focused on the urgent need for the establishment of an independent judicial public inquiry.'