The prison industrial complex & immigration detention in the UK

Woman in Detentionsource: London Immigration
published: 22 July 2020

In the UK, there is often a perception amongst the public that racism is not as prevalent an issue as it is in the US and that it is simply a case of a ‘few bad apples’. Yet, as Black Lives Matter protests have erupted across the globe following the murder of George Floyd in the US by Minneapolis police detective Derek Chauvin, the UK’s overt and covert racism has come to a head.

Systemic Racism in the UK
Systemic racism describes the way in which racism is rooted within the very structures of our society. It is evident throughout the foundations of our institutions; criminal justice, health care, employment, housing, income and education to name but a few.

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Unarmed man is shot 18 times, his unborn child also died, family is suing

Erik Salgado
Erik Salgado

source: The Davis Vanguard
published: 14 July 2020

Veteran Civil Rights Attorney John Burris, who has represented such high profile police incidents as the beating of Rodney King and the killing of Oscar Grant, calls the shooting death of Erik Salgado and his unborn child the most “murderous” shooting by police he has seen.

The incident took place on June 2, 2020, in broad daylight when CHP officers who remain unidentified by authorities, part of an auto theft task force, opened fire on a red Dodge that had been reported stolen and which they were attempting to stop in their unmarked vehicles.

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