Nation stunned by the callous killing of British school girl Imani Green in Jamaica.
The callous killing of eight year old London born school girl Imani Green, eight has left a community stunned and many more angered across the globe.
The popular London school girl who attended Fircroft Primary School, in Tooting, was believed to have been caught in the crossfire between feuding gangs although a motive is yet to be confirmed.
In her short life Imani Green regularly visited the Caribbean Island to alleviate a blood disorder. Imani who suffered from sickle cell anemia was visiting relatives on the island with her mother when she was shot in the northwestern village of Duncans, in Trelawny.
Imani’s head teacher at Fircroft Primary School, in Tooting, said everyone was “deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic news”.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, to whom we pledge our continuing love and support,” she said.
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FA strip John Terry of captaincy following race row
The Football Association moved quickly today to strip John Terry of the England captaincy following allegations that he used racist language against footballer Anton Ferdinand, John Terry vehemently denies this charge.
The incident reportedly occurred during a football match between John Terry’s Chelsea and Anton Ferdinand’s Queens Park Rangers.
On Wednesday 1st February lawyers representing John Terry attended Westminster Magistrates court to hear charges relating to the incident. Although John Terry did not wish to be seen by the World’s media his absence according to some could prove costly.
John Terry is due to stand trial in London on the 9th July.
Boxing Day murder victim verified
Homicide detectives investigating the murder on Oxford Street on Boxing Day have confirmed the name of the victim and released the cause of death. Whilst the victim is yet to be formally identified officers are satisfied that he was Seydou Diarrassouba, 18 (17/2/93) from Mitcham. Next of kin have been informed. A post mortem examination at Westminster Mortuary today, Tuesday 27 December gave the cause of death as a single stab wound to the heart.Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information.
Police were called at approx. 13:45hrs on Monday, 26 December to reports of a male stabbed in Oxford Street, near the junction with Stratford Place, W1. Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended but Seydou was pronounced dead at the scene.
An incident room is open at Lewisham police station. Detective Superintendent John Sweeney, from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said: “Our sympathy goes to the family of the victim at this time and we are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
“We know there were a number of people filming the incident inside Footlocker and may have captured the incident or its aftermath and we are appealing for these people to contact us.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that may assist police should call the incident room on 020 8721 4906 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Did snatch squads use students as guinea pigs?
Above is the irrefutable proof that police snatch squads are now operating at public demonstrations. Over the past few days it has now emerged that a covert operation using plain clothed and unmarked police snatch squads were used at the student demonstration in London. “This may have been an experiment to control ‘public disorder’ in the run up to the 2012 Olympics,” said a reporter.
Whilst this news may not come as a suprise to those who took part in the demonstrations, the use of plain clothed police who cannot be identified whilst apprehending individuals is highly contentious and is now subject to further investigation.
Commenting, sources told Flyer: “Students were corralled within a tight police cordon and as a result there was panic. Some demonstrators tried to break free and troubled flared. During this period there were scuffles and arrests including snatch squads.”
Gangs defy police patrol to kill in broad daylight
Despite a Police surveillance team being in vicinity gang members brazenly opened fire on a crowd of people n south London killing a 21 year old man Azezur Khan (a.k.a. Ronnie), 21 from south east London and injuring another.
Ronnie, 21 from south east London is believed to have attended a funeral nearby when he was shot near to the junction of Forest Hill Road and Rockells Place SE22.
Flyer’s reporter said: “These gunmen held no respect for human life, judging by the size of the bullet holes in shops and nearby bollards Ronnie had little chance of survival. It was a miracle that no one else was killed.”
Police were called shortly after 3.pm, Thursday 3 November to reports of a shooting. London Ambulance Service also attended and on arrival found Ronnie lying in the street suffering from gun shot wounds. He was declared dead at the scene.
Speaking at the scene Police Commander David Zinzan said: “The incident happened in broad daylight at a time when there were lots of people in the area leaving a funeral nearby. At least 50 people had recently attended the funeral of 17-year-old car road traffic collision victim Joel James Lee Morgan which had just taken place at the nearby cemetery.”
Police also confirmed that the area was under surveillance at the time of the shooting however they do not believe Ronnie was the intended victim or to their knowledge had any previous history with gangs.
Another male, aged 17, was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to the ankle. He is in a stable condition.
The incident happened in broad daylight at a time when there were lots of people in the area leaving a funeral nearby. At least 50 people had recently attended the funeral of 17-year-old car road traffic collision victim Joel James Lee Morgan which had just taken place at the nearby cemetery. Officers arrested four people in connection with the incident. They were taken to a south London police station and have now been bailed to return on a date in late November.
They are -
[A] a 20-year-old man bailed until a date in late November to a south London police station.
[B] a 17-year-old girl bailed until a date in late November to a south London police station.
[C] a 20-year-old man bailed until a date in late November to a south London police station.
[D] a 17-year-old girl bailed until a date in late November to a south London police station.
An incident room has been opened under Acting Detective Chief Inspector Brian Lucas from Trident.
Any witnesses or those with information that may assist the investigation are asked to call the incident room on 020 8247 4554. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Commander David Zinzan, responsible for south east London policing commented: “Following the shooting in East Dulwich on Thursday afternoon, extra officers have been drafted into the area and surrounding boroughs to reassure the public and make it clear to anyone even considering being involved in violence that it will not be tolerated.
“Our priority is to bring to justice those responsible for this horrific shooting and to prevent any further incidents from occurring over the coming days.
“A significant number of witnesses have come forward and detectives from Trident have been working around the clock to gather evidence and piece together exactly what occurred and identify those responsible for this outrageous act. Trident received strong community support while carrying out inquiries in the area last night, which continue today.
“Policing plans are in place across south London to prevent and deter violence and other crime from occurring and to provide reassurance to the public as they enjoy Bonfire Night celebrations over the weekend. Historically this is a time of the year that the Met steps up police activity, targeting crime traditionally associated with seasonal events.
“Detectives from Trident are working closely with borough officers and local authorities to gather and share any intelligence and will continue to update our partners in the local authorities as the investigation progresses”
Samuels launches Barbeque Sauce
Jamaican actor Oliver Samuels has recently launched Oliver Samuels Barbeque Sauce. The Spicy and Original flavours produced at Valaine Farms are sure to be a hit with European and Caribbean communities.
Early indications have been positive.
Spotted – Dudus Coke books arrive in the UK
Dudus Coke, Jamaica’s first president?
DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE LIVES LOST DURING THE MAY 2010 TIVOLI GARDENS INCURSION: A detailed chronology of the life, crimes and exploits of one of Jamaica’s most notorious characters, Michael Christopher DUDUS Coke, the apparent heir to the notorious Shower Posse throne, until his dramatic toppling by law enforcement  followed by his swift extradition to the United States where the charges brought against him range from drug smuggling to arms trafficking.
The United States of America calls him one of the most dangerous drug dealers in the world-the leader of the shower posse; one of the world’s most notorious gangs outside of Jamaica. Allegations are that he wears many hats:- Businessman, Community Leader, Political Activist, Don, Leader of the Shower Posse, Drug Dealer, Gun Runner, and the President himself!
To law enforcement he is a thorn, but to some people from West Kingston he is was symbol of hope.
People have died for him, cried for him, protested for him – neither his impact nor influence can be denied, but who is Michael Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke? How did he become so powerful?
This book is now available on Amazon.
Digicel sponsor Jamaican play
Telecommunications giant Digicel were the proud sponsors of popular Jamaican play ‘Midnight at Puss Creek’ which has been touring the UK this month.
Midnight at Puss Creek is named after a fictitious Gothic mansion and the cast included: Glen Campbell, Camille Davies, Teisha Duncan and Courtney Wilson. Over 1,500 people attended the most recent event at theHackney Empire in London, England.
UK representative Paul Harrison said: “Oliver Samuels has been connecting with Jamaican and European audiences for some time. We are proud to associate the brand with Oliver, it was a natural choice.”
Paul Harrison is pictured handing out prizes to members of the audience.
Demonstrator demands met with anger
Several hundred people marched through central London demanding that former head of al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden’s body is returned to his family for burial. The demonstration was held at the gates of the American Embassy in London.
“We’re here today to hold a peaceful demonstration and a prayer. We demand that Osama ben Laden is returned to his family for burial according to our Islamic law. The US. government claimed that his burial was in accordance but this is not the case…” said a spokesperson.
Another demonstrator said: “We stand shoulder to shoulder with our Muslim brothers wherever they are under attack from Christianity.”
The timing of the demonstration has been met with criticism from the far right group the EDL and some other organisations.
“This demonstration being held on the same day as the inquest into the 7/7 bombings is offensive and an insult to the families of the people who died in this outrage.” said a counter demonstrator.
Standing at the gates of the Royal Courts of Justice in Holborn, Chief Executive Officer Peter Bradley from the London Ambulance Service read out a brief statement in response to the inquest into the bombings which claimed the lives of 52 people.
“We are satisfied with the Coroners report and we will reflect on the matter of recommendations,” said Bradley.
Community in shock following teen killing
A teenager perused by a hate mob in Westminster Road in Edmonton, Tottenham has become the fourth teenager to be killed in the capital this year.
Negus McLean, 15 is believed to have killed in a dispute over a mobile phone. Locals hinted that originally Negus was not the intended victim.
Eye witnesses told how tension had been mounting over the weekend ‘following school break-up.’
Many teenagers spoke of revenge, parent’s spoke of their concerns as to the rapidly deteriorating situation. “Is it safe, is there going to be trouble?” a mother asked a local policewoman. Her answer was less than reassuring. “We have stepped up police patrols in the area.” was her only response.
Less than two hundred meters away another stabbing this evening on a London Bus has rocked the community. A huge pool of blood next to the driver’s seat has been met with indifference from local people.
“The victim is seriously injured but has refused to speak.” said a special police officer at the scene.
Crime to soar as councils cut back.
As youth services are cut back to the bone there are concerns that London is on the brink of a major crime wave unless the government re-think the radical spending cut-backs. From Tottenham to Lewisham FLYER has been inundated with concerned youth workers and organisations with regards the stringent cuts in vital community and youth services.
Haringey set for over 75% cut in youth services will bring heartbreak to many more families. “These cut backs are an attack against the old, the vulnerable and the low waged.” said MP David Lammy in a recent interview with FLYER Newspaper.
Haringey is likely to see a huge surge in youth related crime when services and safety nets such as the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) cuts backs take effect.