Stephen Lawrence

BBC ONE TO BROADCAST THE STEPHEN LAWRENCE ‘UNITY’ CONCERT

Via The BBC Media Centre The BBC will broadcast highlights from The Stephen Lawrence Unity Concert on Tuesday 1 October at 10.35-11.35pm on BBC One. The concert, in memory of Stephen Lawrence, comes 20 years after the 18 year old was stabbed to death by racists in South East London, and unites some of music’s biggest names for a special show. BBC One will broadcast a 60-minute show from the performance held on Sunday 29 September, with the concert also being repeated […]

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UK EVENT: STEPHEN LAWRENCE – A TIME FOR JUSTICE SCREENING

In aid of The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. Bafta and non-Bafta members are invited to a special screening on Saturday 10th March 2012 at 18:30 of the recent Panorama special, Stephen Lawrence: A Time For Justice. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Doreen Lawrence, Stuart Lawrence (brother). Imran Khan (family solicitor) and BBC reporter Mark Daly. The discussion following the screening will cover the struggle of the Lawrence family, institutionalised racism and the power of investigative broadcast journalism to […]

UK NEWS: STEPHEN LAWRENCE TRIAL – PROSECUTORS DETAIL NEW EVIDENCE THEY PLAN TO PRESENT

The Stephen Lawrence trial started yesterday and today prosecutors revealed the new evidence that they plan to present during the trial. Prosecutor Mark Ellison QC told the jury the case would be about textile fibres, and blood and hair on clothing that was seized from the defendants in 1993. Via The BBC During his opening statement, Mr Ellison said that a cold case scientific team had re-examined forensic “tapings” of Gary Dobson’s jacket, looking for possible clothing fibre matches. Scientists found 11 […]

UK NEWS: STEPHEN LAWRENCE MURDER SUSPECTS TO STAND TRIAL

Via The Guardian Two men are to stand trial accused of being part of a racist white gang that “targeted and killed” the black teenager Stephen Lawrence because of the colour of his skin, the appeal court has said. The killing in 1993 in Eltham, south-east London, is one of the most high-profile unsolved murders in Britain. The men charged are David Norris, who has never before been charged over the stabbing, and Gary Dobson, who stood trial previously and was found […]

UK NEWS/VIDEO: RAPPER TY SPEAKS ON STEPHEN LAWRENCE’S LEGACY ON THE 18TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH

18 year-old Stephen Lawrence was murdered in a racially motivated attack at a bus stop 18 years ago on the 22 April 1993. Although no one has ever been found guilty of the murder, he didn’t die in vain.  Journalist Marvin Sparks spoke to UK rapper Ty on the impact of his death, his parents fight to bring exposure to their son’s murder, compares then with now on race relations in the UK, police treatment, the role the media played and why […]

UK NEWS: FORMER POLICE CONSTABLE AND SERVING OFFICER ARRESTED OVER STEPHEN LAWRENCE MURDER

Via Overground Online A former police constable and a serving officer have been arrested for allegedly withholding evidence from the inquiry into murder of Stephen Lawrence. This does not surprise me!  Those of us with sense who refuse to walk around with our eyes closed know that police corruption (as well as racism) helped to ensure that Stephen’s murderers walked! 16 years later…. PITIFUL!  Rest In Peace Stephen.

UK NEWS: SIR IAN BLAIR SAYS STEPHEN LAWRENCE POLICE WERE NOT RACIST

Stephen Lawrence and Sir Ian Blair 16 years has passed since Stephen Lawrence was brutally murdered and they still continue to deny and make excuses. It’s good to see that some things will NEVER change. Via The Telegraph Sir Ian Blair, the former Scotland Yard chief, has claimed that police who investigated the murder of Stephen Lawrence were not “necessarily racist”. In comments likely to stoke tensions more than a decade after the Macpherson report ruled that the Metropolitan police was “institutionally racist”, […]

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