Smiley Culture

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

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 []

UK NEWS: IPCC ANNOUNCES THAT POLICE INVOLVED IN THE FATAL ARREST OF SMILEY CULTURE WILL NOT FACE ANY CHARGES

The Guardian reports that the laughable and useless IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) have announced that police officers who carried out the raid in which the reggae star Smiley Culture (real name David Emanuel) allegedly stabbed himself to death are unlikely to face criminal charges, disciplinary action or be officially questioned. In a confidential letter to the singer’s family, Mike Franklin, commissioner of the IPCC, said: “The [IPCC] investigation has identified aspects of the operation which were not satisfactory, and criticisms have []

UK NEWS: THE IPCC ISSUE NEW STATEMENT OVER SMILEY CULTURE’S DEATH

Earlier this year Reggae star Smiley Culture (real name David Emanuel) died during a police raid inside his home on March 15 in Surrey and according to the MET died from a stab wound to the chest while “making a cup of tea”. This tragic and highly suspect incident is currently being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) but because of the lack of progress and concerns from the community/Emanuel family the IPCC Commissioner for the south-east Mike Franklin has []

SMILEY CULTURE MARCH FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND JUSTICE FOR ALL (APRIL 16TH – LONDON)

Reggae star Smiley Culture (real name David Emmanuel) died during a poilce raid inside his home in March, and the Metropolitan Police still haven’t released much information regarding his death.  They however would like the public to believe their story that David stabbed himself to death while making a cup of tea during the raid. The Emmanuel family has organised a march for justice which will take tomorrow. See details below. Smiley Culture March For Human Rights And Justice For All. Saturday 16th April 2011 Assemble at []

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

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 []

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

  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 []

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

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’ []

UK NEWS / VIDEO: SMILEY CULTURE PRESS CONFERENCE (LIVE)

The family of UK reggae star Smiley Culture aka David Emmanuel, who died Tuesday 15th March in suspicious circumstances during a raid on his home by the Metropolitan Police Serious Crime Squad, is holding a press conference at the Karibu Education Centre 7 Gresham Rd Brixton SW9 7PH now. In attendance and speaking on behalf of the Emmanuel family will be Merlin Emmanuel. A long time friend and associate of Smiley’s, Asher Senator will speak along with other members of his immediate family. []

UK NEWS:80S BRITISH REGGAE STAR SMILEY CULTURE DIES

It’s been reported that British Reggae star Smiley Culture (real name David Emmanuel died this morning.  He was 48 years old. Click HERE to read more… Emmanuel, born and raised in South London and was educated at Tulse Hill School. Prior to his recording career he worked as a DJ with the Saxon Studio International reggae soundsystem, where he worked with a number of other reggae artists, including Maxi Priest, Papa Levi and Tippa Irie. Smiley burst on to the scene in the []

VIDEOS: BLACK BRITISH MUSIC ACTS FROM THE 80S/90S

Janet Kay – ‘Silly Games’ (Circa 1979/80) Loose Ends – ‘Slow Down’ – (Circa 1985) Mel & Kim – ‘Showing Out’ – (Circa 1986) Rest In Peace Kim Smiley Culture – ‘Police Officer’  – (Circa 1985) Five Star – ‘Can’t Wait Another Minute’ – (Circa 1985) They really thought that they were the Jacksons. But I did like them. Omar – ‘There’s Nothing Like This’ – (Circa 1991) Soul II Soul – ‘Keep On Moving’ (Circa 1988/89) Yazz – ‘The Only Way Is []