Injustice and racism
THE JUSTICE for Harry Stanley Campaign put the Metropolitan Police on the spot when they attended a meeting of the Hackney Community Police Consultative Group on Thursday of last week. Harry was shot down virtually on his own doorstep, in cold blood, by members of the Met's Armed Police Response Unit last September. No officer has been suspended or charged.
Campaigners asked several pointed questions and gave vigorous contributions, in spite of hindrance from the chair.
- The Justice for Harry Stanley Campaign has produced a campaign pack and is asking union branches and community groups to affiliate. For more details write to Justice for Harry Stanley, PO Box 29644, London E2 8TS.
CAMPAIGNERS for the release of the two Cambridge charity workers who were jailed in a miscarriage of justice before Christmas have called a demonstration in Cambridge to highlight the case. They are also planning to hand in petitions to the Home Office next month.
- Demonstrate, Saturday 29 January. Assemble 12 noon, Parker's Piece, Cambridge.
- Messages of support, donations, petitions: c/o 6 Hertford Street, Cambridge CB4 3AG. Phone 01223 513 033. Make cheques payable to the Overstream Support Fund.
THE JUSTICE for Christopher Alder Campaign has called a demonstration on Saturday 1 April to coincide with the second anniversary of his death in police custody in Hull. Last week the case against the five Humberside police officers charged in connection with Christopher's death was adjourned pending an inquest.
PROTESTERS gathered outside the offices of Cambridgeshire District Council on Thursday of last week to protest against plans to turn Oakington Barracks into a detention centre for 400 asylum seekers. The council was meeting to rubber-stamp the government's plans for Oakington, which is due to open next month.