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Thank you all
Jean Charles de Menezes was killed by armed police inside Stockwell Tube station on 22nd July 2005. His execution brought world-wide attention to a shoot to kill policy that the Prime Minister and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner say is here to stay.
We say 'NO SHOOT TO KILL' and demand an end to this brutal policy. Jean Charles was not the first victim of police shootings - Derek Bennett, Azelle Rodney, Harry Stanley and James Ashley are just some of the other people that have been shot dead on the streets of Britain. Their families continue to fight for justice.
If you want to support these families. If you want to see those responsible for these killings prosecuted. If you want to defend human rights in the UK then support this campaign.
The so called 'War on Terror' is being used as an excuse for increasing militarisation of the police and increased powers that are already leading to miscarriages of justice. If we do not take a stand on this issue now then others will suffer. Support and join the 'NO SHOOT TO KILL' campaign before it is too late."
Initial signatories were:
Brenda Weinberg - UFFC, Alex Owen, Pauline and Andy Day, Dr John Hutnyk Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, Tippa Naphtali - Mikey Powell Campaign for Justice, Olivia Swift, Ken Fero, Deborah Gabrile, Isabel Hudson, Tariq Mehmood, Duwayne Brooks, Dr. Ali Tasiran Working Lives Research Institute London Metropolitan University, Sabrina Datoo, Susan Murray.
Our demands are:
- NO SHOOT TO KILL
- PROSECUTE OFFICERS RESPONSIBLE
- NO IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION
The NO SHOOT TO KILL campaign is led by the United Families & Friends Campaign (the national coalition of death in custody family campaigns including those above) and supported by Migrant Media, The 1990 Trust, CAMPACC, CEART, Stop Political Terror, Churches Commission for Racial Justice, Islamic Human Rights Commission, Pat Finucane Centre, African Peoples Liberation Organisation, INQUEST, Newham Monitoring Project, Family Advisory Support Trust (FAST) and Mother's Against Gun Crime, Black Londoners Forum, Jean Lambert (London's Green MEP).
If you want to support the campaign and this statement please sign this petition.
The No Shoot to Kill Campaign petition to United Kingdom Government was written by Gaynor Kuye and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.