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Stephen Lawrence


Call for inquiry into police corruption over Stephen Lawrence

24 April 2012
Calls are growing for a new inquiry into police corruption that derailed the hunt for Stephen Lawrence’s killers.

Stephen Lawrence case: new proof of police corruption

06 March 2012
New documents have emerged that confirm the extent of police corruption in the investigation into the murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993.

The dangers of double jeopardy

04 February 2012
Every decent person will have rejoiced at the conviction of two of Stephen Lawrence’s murderers.

A timeline of the Stephen Lawrence case

10 January 2012
22 April 1993

Stephen Lawrence - the murder they wanted to forget

10 January 2012
The murder of Stephen Lawrence in April 1993, and the nearly two-decade campaign for justice that followed it, changed Britain forever.

Stephen Lawrence murder: How unions played a role in fighting for justice

10 January 2012
Within days of Stephen’s murder, people were out on the streets leafleting and petitioning. There were two demonstrations in the next ten days through Eltham.

Stephen Lawrence murder: The persecution of Duwayne Brooks

10 January 2012
Duwayne Brooks was Stephen Lawrence’s best friend and was with him when he was murdered. He was a victim of a racist attack and a witness to that attack.

Stephen Lawrence murder: How we shut down the Nazis in Welling

10 January 2012
In May 1993, just a few weeks after Stephen Lawrence’s murder, openly sieg-heiling BNP councillor Derek Beacon was elected on the Isle of Dogs.

Stephen Lawrence murder: Fighting against racism in south east London

10 January 2012
Activists in south east London remember how the racists were left to rampage for years—while the police turned their fire on them.

Stephen Lawrence murder: The gangster of Eltham

10 January 2012
The attack on Stephen was part of a spate in the area carried out by racists.

Stephen Lawrence murder: Close links between racist thugs

10 January 2012
On the night of the murder, while the police were at the scene, a red Vauxhall Astra drove past. It was full of white youths laughing and jeering. It came back a few minutes later.

Stephen Lawrence murder: How police failed to catch the killers

10 January 2012
As Stephen lay bleeding to death, police received the first reports of an attack.

Stephen Lawrence murder: the case that put the state on trial

10 January 2012
One day in June 1998 I sat in a cafe in the Elephant and Castle shopping centre in south east London during a break in the Macpherson inquiry.

From the 1998 archive: Police let Lawrence killers get away with murder—Scum of the Earth

06 January 2012
Here we reproduce an archive Socialist Worker article from the 1998 Macpherson Inquiry which probed the police's failure to solve Stephen's murder. Police attacked a demonstration outside the inquiry as Stephen's killers came to give evidence

Stephen Lawrence: Socialist Worker reports from the 1998 Macpherson Inquiry

06 January 2012
Socialist Worker was one of the first newspapers to highlight the Stephen Lawrence case. We have been part of the campaign for justice for 19 years and have helped expose how police racism and corruption let the killers walk free for so long.

19 years fighting for justice: Socialist Worker's first reports on Stephen Lawrence

05 January 2012
Socialist Worker was one of the first newspapers to highlight the Stephen Lawrence case. We have been part of the campaign for justice for 19 years and have helped expose how police racism and corruption let the killers walk free for so long.

Dobson and Norris sentenced for Lawrence murder

04 January 2012
Gary Dobson and David Norris were sentenced today for the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence in April 1993.

Racist rant by killers caught on film

03 January 2012
Footage of obscene racist rants by David Norris and Gary Dobson was shown to the jury during the trial.

Stephen's friend was treated like a criminal

03 January 2012
On the night of Stephen Lawrence’s murder, his friend Duwayne Brooks, who had been with him during the attack, was taken to Plumstead police station.

Campaigning exposed police racism

03 January 2012
When Doreen Lawrence asserted that no police officer had tended her dying son because they "did not want to get their hands dirty with a black man’s blood", the reverberations shook British society.

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