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BBC ONE TO BROADCAST THE STEPHEN LAWRENCE ‘UNITY’ CONCERT

September 24, 2013 1 comment
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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 on BBC Three on Saturday 5 October and additional performances will be available on the Red Button.

Hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast host Nick Grimshaw and Reggie Yates, the broadcast will include performances from the concert featuring Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Emeli Sande, Jamie Cullum, Jessie J, Labrinth, Plan B, Rita Ora, Rizzle Kicks, Rudimental, Tinie Tempah, and special guests.

I look forward to seeing the acts chosen to feature during  those 60 minutes of highlights…..

Rest In Peace Stephen Lawrence.

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UK EVENT: STEPHEN LAWRENCE – A TIME FOR JUSTICE SCREENING

February 14, 2012 1 comment

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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 effect change, chaired by TV correspondent, Rageh Omaar.

Location:  Bafta, Princess Anne Theatre, Piccadilly, W1J 9LN

Ticket Price: £10

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Rest In Peace Stephen Lawrence.

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

November 15, 2011 2 comments

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 fibres that matched Stephen Lawrence’s clothing, and one appeared to include blood, he said.

And he went on to say that blood found in an evidence bag that originally held a jacket belonging to Mr Dobson appeared to match Mr Lawrence’s DNA, with a one in a billion chance that it did not belong to him.

The court also heard that two hairs were found in an evidence bag used to store Mr Norris’s jeans, one of which was 2mm long and was found to match Mr Lawrence’s DNA, and that this DNA profile was “assessed as being quite rare”.

And a total of seven fibres were also found on Mr Norris’s sweatshirt which potentially came from two items of Mr Lawrence’s clothes, the jury was told.

Mr Ellison said the blood stain found on Mr Dobson’s jacket would not have been detected in the 1990s because “the size was well below the minimal size capable of useful analysis”.

Click HERE to read more….

Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death in a racially motivated attack at a bus stop in April 1993.

Nobody has been convicted of his murder.

Rest In Peace Stephen Lawrence.

UK NEWS: STEPHEN LAWRENCE MURDER SUSPECTS TO STAND TRIAL

May 18, 2011 14 comments

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 not guilty.

Dobson was acquitted of killing Lawrence, 18, after a private murder prosecution brought in 1996 by the parents of the talented youngster who dreamed of being an architect.

A new law established in 2003 abolished the longstanding ban on people being retried for the same crime after being found not guilty, if “compelling” new evidence came to light.

The appeal court agreed on Wednesday that new evidence was compelling enough to allow Dobson’s acquittal to be quashed.

Continue Reading….

[Thanks Studio Pixie]

YES!!! I have nothing but respect for Doreen and Neville  Lawrence who refused to give up. I hope they finally get justice for Stephen.

Rest In Peace Stephen Lawrence.

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

April 25, 2011 5 comments

Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death in April 1993

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 Stephen Lawrence’s legacy is important to us all.

Well said Ty!!!

Rest In Peace Stephen Lawrence.

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

December 21, 2009 4 comments

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

April 7, 2009 3 comments

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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”, Sir Ian said that officers had treated the 18-year-old’s family in the same “monochrome” way as many other working class people at the time.

In his 1999 report, Sir William Macpherson blamed racist attitudes for the police’s failings in the Lawrence case and said that Stephen’s mother and father had been treated with “insensitivity and lack of sympathy” on the night of the murder in 1993.

However Sir Ian, giving evidence yesterday to the Metropolitan police authority’s race and faith inquiry, said: “Anybody who has read the Macpherson report would recognise an institution that was treating people in a very monochrome way.

“I do not necessarily believe that there was anything racist about the activities of the Metropolitan Police in relation to the Lawrences.

“What the investigators did was treat the Lawrences in the same way as they would any family of working class people but they did not understand the expectations and the experiences of the black community. That is what has changed.” Continue Reading…

Don’t try to insult our intelligence Sir Ian!

The racist individuals put in charge of handling this case at the time simply didn’t care, and had no interest in investigating Stephen’s murder or bringing his killers to justice.

Why? Bcause the victim was a young black male who they asumed was ‘probably a trouble maker anyway’.

Stephen Lawrence was attacked and stabbed to death by racists in Eltham, South East London, in April 1993.

No one has been convicted of his murder.

Rest In Peace Stephen Lawrence.

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