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SALFORD SEEKS JUSTICE FOR ANTHONY GRAINGER
 

Star date: 18th June 2012

HUNDREDS ATTEND FATHERS DAY JUSTICE PROTEST AS ANTHONY GRAINGER'S MUM CALLS FOR ANSWERS OVER POLICE `EXECUTION'

"I want this officer charged with murder" Marina Schofield

Hundreds of people attended a Fathers Day protest in Piccadilly Gardens yesterday called by the Justice4Grainger campaign to remember those killed during contact with the police.

The crowd heard Anthony Grainger's mother emotionally calling for answers after her son's "execution" by Greater Manchester Police, while Janet Alder, sister of Chris Alder who was unlawfully killed by the police 14 years ago, said she was still waiting for answers. The most poignant moment of the day came when scores of names of those killed while in contact with the police were held up, featuring everyone from Blair Peach to Smiley Culture, as well as Anthony Grainger.

Full story and photos here…


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"I am Anthony Grainger's mother and in my opinion, on 3rd March 2012, my son was executed by an armed response officer…" Marina Schofield

There were tears and fears as hundreds gathered in Manchester's Piccadilly Gardens to remember on Fathers Day all those who had been killed in contact with the police. Centre stage was the case of Salford's Anthony Grainger, shot dead by police as he sat in a car in Culcheth in March this year.

The crowd, many wearing Justice4Grainger tops, heard an emotional plea for justice from Anthony's mother, Marina Schofield

"I am Anthony Grainger's mother and in my opinion, on 3rd March 2012, my son was executed by an armed response officer" she said "I want this officer charged with murder because Anthony was shot in his vital organs, his heart and lungs, not below the waist which is classed as manslaughter. His colleagues should be charged with corporate manslaughter.

"My son was a loving father to his children and step children" she added "His four year old son wants to know where his daddy is, his ten year old daughter cries herself to sleep every night knowing the police have killed her daddy – she has to ask `Why did they kill him?' This has left us devastated as a family, our lives will never be the same. I cry every single night knowing what they did to my son…My son had only ever been in trouble for car crime when he was a young lad… Section 2 of the Human Rights Act states everybody has a right to life…So why was he killed?"


Janet Alder, sister of Christopher Alder, unlawfully killed 14 years ago, told the family that they faced a long hard fight for justice and urged campaigners to stick with them…

"My brother had his trousers and boxer shorts down to his knees, suffocating on the floor while five police officers stood around and were heard making monkey and chimpanzee noises" she told the crowd "I honestly thought after seeing that cctv footage that justice was going to be done. I really believed and had confidence in the police complaints authority and the crown prosecution to bring those responsible for my brother's unlawful killing to justice. 14 years later I'm still waiting. I've faced lies for 14 years…"

Janet spoke of `bullying and intimidation' tactics by the police because "I kept asking questions…because I wouldn't accept these officers making monkey and chimpanzee noises and references to bananas; but this is my family!"

Janet added that after 12 years they finally buried her brother, only to find that the body released was that of a 77 year old woman…

"The battle for the truth goes on" she said, adding "Do I believe I will get justice? No. This family needs you to support them because it is a long road. It could be any single one of us. Don't think it won't happen to us because we never get into trouble. My brother never got into trouble. He went to a nightclub and went for a drink. It could be anybody.

"I believe there is a law in this country that says police officers will not be prosecuted no matter what" Janet concluded "This law needs to change but it can only be changed by the people…"

After Janet's speech, the names of all those who have died during contact with the police were held aloft in front of the stage… including Blair Peach, Smiley Culture, Mark Duggan, Christopher Alder and now, Anthony Grainger.

The formal charges against the Greater Manchester Police officers who were involved with Anthony Grainger's killing will be known in July.

For full background see previous Salford Star story on Anthony Grainger – click here

caroline wrote
at 1:46:05 PM on Friday, September 7, 2012
why did they not use these sun gun things ..which i belive do not kill you but knock you out?
 
Justice ? wrote
at 6:35:29 AM on Friday, September 7, 2012
Murdering police thugs .
 
cama wrote
at 11:16:35 PM on Thursday, September 6, 2012
I would like everybody who reads this to take notice if not for their own future at least do it for their childrens future .....write or email a letter to the untouchable GMP under the freedom of information act requesting how many people have died at the hands of GMP Officers since 1980 also include in your request how many of the amount of officers involved have actully been charged or even prosecuted for any of the deaths which occured Since 1980 please dont be shocked at the reply You get from GMP Please dont let them add Anthony griangers murder to their figures and get away with escaping justice yet again .
 
wrote
at 8:27:34 AM on Thursday, June 21, 2012
One mans fact is another mans fiction,GMP must provide the clear transparent evidence which justifies the taking of a life
 
wrote
at 5:49:13 AM on Thursday, June 21, 2012
The police had information that an armed raid was planned in Culcheth & the car was followed for most of the day. The police moved in when the car was parked up - this guy chose not to get out of the car and looked like he was getting something from the footwell of the car. How were the police to know he wasn't going for a gun? The fact he didn't have one is irrelevant, the threat was there. If he'd have done what the others did he'd have still been alive & if he'd been an up standing citizen he'd have still been alive.
 
caroline wrote
at 4:16:40 PM on Wednesday, June 20, 2012
100% agree with wrote...
 
Bernee wrote
at 11:50:32 AM on Monday, June 18, 2012
My heart went out to CHRISTOPHER ALDERS sister, very emotional day, my eyes have really opened wide ? x my friend MARINA, Im just devostated for her and the family x and to now all marinas sons and think the world of them all, hope we will get JUSTICE for anthony grainger GOD BLESS ALL REMEMBERED XXX MO THE SINGER if thats right, FANTASTIC SONG listened to every word thank you bernee xxx
 
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at 8:42:02 AM on Monday, June 18, 2012
Mr Grainger was found to be unarmed....GMP officers shot him dead. Couldnt they have just used a pepper spray & taser gun? If the police had clear evidence to show why their only option was to shoot Mr Grainger and they can defend their actions then its in the public interest to hear it as soon as possible
 
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