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UK NEWS: SMILEY CULTURE’S DEATH – THE INDEPENDENT POLICE COMPLAINTS COMMISSION SAYS ‘NO CRIME COMMITTED’

November 29, 2011 2 comments

Smiley Culture died during a police raid inside his Surrey home.

Now who didn’t see this coming?

The police investigating the POLICE. The IPCC is just one big joke!

Via BBC News

An investigation into the police operation during which reggae singer Smiley Culture died has found no evidence of a criminal offence.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission carried out the inquiry.

The singer, whose real name was David Emmanuel, died from a single stab wound during a police raid at his home in Surrey on 15 March.

His family had demanded more information after a report that he stabbed himself during the raid.

An inquest into his death three days later was told he stabbed himself through the heart with a kitchen knife as four Metropolitan Police officers carried out a search of his home in Hillbury Road, Warlingham.

He died at the scene despite attempts at resuscitation.

The inquest was adjourned to a date to be fixed. Continue Reading….

Rest In Peace David Emmanuel aka Smiley Culture.

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VIDEO: JUSTICE FOR SMILEY CULTURE MARCH (LONDON)

April 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Thousands of supporters and family members of 80s Reggae star Smiley Culture (real name David Emmanuel) marched to Metropolitan Police headquarters New Scotland Yard yesterday (16 April)  calling for a public inquiry in to his death.

David died during a police raid inside his home on March 15 and according to the MET died from a stab wound to the chest while “making a cup of tea”.

Rest In Peace David Emmanuel aka Smiley Culture.

SMILEY CULTURE’S DISTRAUGHT FAMILY AND FRIENDS DEMAND ANSWERS FROM THE POLICE OVER HIS DEATH IN THEIR CUSTODY

March 31, 2011 4 comments

Smiley Culture died during a police raid inside his Surrey home.

Via The Guardian

A meeting between top Metropolitan police officers and members of the public descended into chaos and tears, as family and friends of the dead pop star Smiley Culture accused senior police chiefs of being “murderers”.

A former senior adviser to the former London mayor Ken Livingstone also warned that the black community in Brixton was at “boiling point” after the 48-year-old pop star’s “bizarre” death in police custody two weeks ago.

The musician, who had success in the 1980s with the singles Police Officer and Cockney Translation, died after officers came to search his house. According to a pathologist’s report, Culture, whose real name was David Emmanuel, died from a single stab wound to the heart.

At the time of his death, reports suggested that Emmanuel had stabbed himself while going to make a cup of tea in the kitchen of his Surrey home.

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Metropolitan police authority, at city hall, became passionate and raucous after Tim Godwin, acting commissioner for the Met, tried to move proceedings on from Emmanuel’s death.

Emmanuel’s close friend, Asher Senator, cried “murderers” and “you’re killing us”. He was pulled away from the gallery by associates after becoming distraught. The meeting was adjourned as other members of the crowd began chanting “no justice, no peace” and more than a dozen people walked out in protest.

MPA member Cindy Butts was reduced to tears. “It has been 30 years since the Brixton riots and so much has changed but we have so much [still] to do,” she said. Continue Reading….

Smiley Culture March For Human Rights And Justice For All.
Saturday 16th April 2011
Assemble at 12 noon
Southbank Club, 124-130 Wandsworth Road, SW8 2DL
Proceeding to New Scotland Yard, Victoria, London SW1

UK NEWS: POLICE OFFICER SAYS REGGAE STAR SMILEY CULTURE ‘STABBED HIMSELF TO DEATH DURING RAID’

March 30, 2011 4 comments

Smiley Culture died during a police raid inside his Surrey home.

 

Via This Is Local London

Reggae star Smiley Culture plunged a carving knife into his chest during a police drug raid on his home, a police detective has said.

Detective Constable Stuart Hobkirk told a judge the musician – real name David Emanuel – stabbed himself in front of officers at his Warlingham home on March 15.

The revelation came at Croydon Crown Court on Tuesday, where Mr Emanuel, who grew up in Tulse Hill, was due to stand trial for conspiracy to supply cocaine.

DC Hobkirk confirmed the warrant for the raid related to information regarding smuggling of drugs.

He told the court the raid involved the same team of officers who helped bring the first drug charges against Mr Emanuel.

When the prosecutor asked DC Hobkirk whether Mr Emanuel “took a carving knife and plunged it into his chest”, he replied “yes”. Continue Reading…..

So they are still peddling this story….

Police officers raided a man’s house, but allowed him to go in to the kicthen to make himself a cup of tea which is unheard of, and according to them he then plunged a carving knife in to his chest.

WE DON’T BELIEVE YOU DC HOBKIRK - YOU NEED MORE PEOPLE! 

Rest In Peace David Emmanuel aka Smiley Culture.

UK NEWS/VIDEO: JUSTICE FOR SMILEY CULTURE PUBLIC MEETING (BRIXTON TOWN HALL – LONDON)

March 24, 2011 4 comments

The Justice for Smiley Culture public meeting took place several hours ago at Brixton Town Hall in London.

British Reggae star Smiley Culture (real name David Emmanuel) who burst on to the music scene in the mid 1980s died on the 15 March during a police raid inside his Surrey home.

According to the Metropolitan Police David stabbed himself to death while making a cup of tea during a police raid. Yes that’s right because the British police make a habit of allowing ‘suspects’ to make CUPS OF TEA WHILE THEY RAID THEIR HOMES!

This is just heartbreaking. Some things will NEVER change in this country. If you thought that deaths in police custody were a thing of the past then think again!

Rest In Peace David Emmanuel aka Smiley Culture.

#Campaign4Justice4SmileyCulture

Watch the public meeting below…

 

Watching this public meeting reminds me of the uprisings in Brixton 30 years ago against the police. There was just so much passion, anger and emotion in that room. The people of Brixton will not let this rest.

A march to Scotland Yard will take place on the 16 April.

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