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In British jurisprudence in the last 50 years there have been no examples of punishment of police officers for killing black citizens. It is reported by The Guardian on Thursday, June 11.
The journalists analyzed the trials in the cases of abuse of power by police since 1969. It turned out that none of the perpetrators suffered no serious punishment.
For example, in 1988, a former paratrooper in the British army Christopher alder was arrested for disturbing the peace and taken to a police station in hull. Surveillance cameras filmed the bullying police over a man who later died. The video shows how the detainee lies motionless on the floor for 10 minutes, and next to him are smiling police. Three years later the case was dismissed because the court decided that the omission of officers cannot be called the cause of death suffocated men. All the defendants were acquitted.
In 2011, the police Department of Birmingham died Kingsley Burrell. The investigation established that the death of the man largely influenced by the conditions of his detention. The three officers prosecuted for lying under oath, was found not guilty.
In 2017 Darren Cumberbatch was severely beaten with a truncheon, after which the man died. The investigation found the actions of the police excessive, however, none of the police officers were never brought to justice.
Also, the material The Guardian notes that three percent of the UK population are black. The proportion of deaths of members of this category of citizens at the hands of police reaches eight percent.
Earlier it was reported that a crowd of protesters tore down a statue of the slave trader Edward Colston in the British city of Bristol and drowned him in the river. The footage shows how the movement of Black Lives Matter with the help of ropes thrown off a bronze statue of the XIX century from the pedestal, and then threw her into the water. The event was accompanied by shouts and applause.
Wave of protests swept the United States, Britain, France and other countries after the death of a black security guard George Floyd in the police arrest of American in Minneapolis. The one used against the African American choke.
To the streets of dozens of cities came the activists of the movement against violence against black Lives Matter Black (“black Lives matter”). Riots broke out, which was accompanied by vandalism, looting and pillaging. In clashes injured several police officers.
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