Month: September 2014

APPEAL FOR FUNDS

The Justice 4 Mark Duggan campaign would like to make an appeal to our friends and supporters for funds. Donations can be made on-line here http://justice4mark.com – donate button on the right,  or by sending a cheque payable to “Justice for Mark Duggan” and post to J4M, BM Box 4390, London, WC1N 3XX.

Next Monday 15th September Mark Duggan would have been 33 and celebrating with his family and friends. Instead Mark’s children, family and friends will be marking Mark’s life without him.

Five weeks ago several hundred people marched from Broadwater Farm to Ferry Lane for a vigil to mark the 3rd anniversary of Marks death. The family launched a fresh witness appeal (https://justice4mark.com/2014/08/04/justice-for-mark-duggan-an-appeal-for-witnesses/) and announced plans to establish a foundation to fund projects in support of local young people. 

Many other justice campaigns and family members including Janet Alder, Marcia Rigg, Kadisha Burrell Brown, Myrna Simpson came out in support in addition to members of the community including Winston Silcott. Susan Alexander, whose son Azelle Rodney was shot dead by police, sent a message of support. People pledged the news that a Met officer is to be prosecuted for the death of Azelle Rodney should be just the beginning of achieving accountability for so many others who have died in custody. 

The Justice 4 Mark Duggan campaign would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who attended the march and vigil and who have supported us so far.

However we still have a long road to travel. In the next few weeks we expect to hear the outcome of the judicial review into the Inquest conclusion which we hope will quash the “lawful killing” verdict . (see:http://www.inquest.org.uk/media/pr/mark-duggan-judicial-review-hearing-to-take-place-9-and-10-july ). In the meantime we will continue to spread the word about the witness appeal in the hope of shedding more light on the circumstances of Mark’s death.

We will also be beginning the process of establishing a foundation in Mark’s name to initiate projects.

These activities require funds. Not all family members live in London, for example, so funds need to be raised for every visit or meeting that takes place.  

Please support us by making a donation no matter how big or small.

#NJNP

Justice for Mark Duggan Campaign 

More information:

A motion for trade unions is also available here: https://justice4mark.com/category/motions/ 

The campaign aims can be read here: https://justice4mark.com/2014/08/04/justice-for-mark-duggan-an-appeal-for-witnesses/ 

A short film from the vigil is available here: https://justice4mark.com/2014/08/29/video-of-the-3rd-vigil-for-mark-duggan/ 

In the next few weeks we will be attending and supporting:

Make a stand for Justice – Azelle Rodney, Weds 10th Sept:https://www.facebook.com/events/707539526005400/ 

United Family and Friends Annual Memorial March, Saturday 25th October, 12noon, Trafalgar Square:http://www.uffc-campaigncentral.net/