David Norris

Why Ireland Should Vote for Marriage Equality

Aaron Vallely | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Politics
Aaron Vallely

The minds of the Irish people have become inflamed by fiery debate on the issue of Marriage Equality. In two weeks, our country takes to the polls to vote on Marriage Equality, and should it pass, could make not only Irish history, but world history, by being the first country to legally enact it by popular vote.

Russell Brand Re-Branded

Aaron Vallely | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Aaron Vallely

Brand has not all the answers, nor does he claim to, but he has heart, sense, influence, and energy. Brand has re-Branded himself, and now he is re-Branding politics and activism, then selling it to young people so they will understand better that their society and its future is in their hands

Stephen Lawrence Smear Campaign 'Never Authorised'

PA | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK

Ex-Scotland Yard chief Lord Condon said he never "authorised or condoned" any smear operation against the family of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence...

Police 'Spied On' Stephen Lawrence's Family As 'Smear Campaign'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK

A former undercover police officer has claimed he was part of an operation to "smear" the family of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence. Peter Franc...

Stephen Lawrence Murderer David Norris Loses Appeal

PA | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK

One of the two men jailed for the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence has lost a bid to challenge his conviction. Three judges at the ...

Stephen Lawrence Murderer Makes Fresh Appeal Against Conviction

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK

One of the two men jailed for the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence will have a fresh bid to appeal against his conviction heard by jud...

Lessons From Mrs Lawrence

Michelle Holmes | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK
Michelle Holmes

The main thing that I admire of Mrs Lawrence is that despite losing her beloved son, with dignity, she accepted the situation, with all the ugly and disturbing truths and failings that was brought to the surface about our great Britain and who governs us, and kept pushing on for justice in his case.

'Police Target Me Because I'm Black'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK

Stephen Lawrence's brother has launched a legal battle against Scotland Yard, claiming he has been stopped by police up to 25 times because of his ski...

Lawrence Killers Lose Appeal Bid

PA | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK

The two men jailed for the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence have lost the first round of their attempt to challenge their convictions ...

Doreen Lawrence Will Be An Olympic Torchbearer

PA | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK

Doreen Lawrence, the mother of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence, will be one of the torchbearers carrying the Olympic Flame on its last days b...

'I Had To Hold Myself From Screaming When I Heard Of Guilty Verdict'

PA | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK

Stephen Lawrence's mother Doreen said she had to "hold" herself from screaming when she heard the jury pronounce two men guilty of her son's murder. ...

May Considers Second Public Inquiry Into Lawrence Murder

PA | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK

Home Secretary Theresa May is considering ordering a second public inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence, according to reports. The potential...

Stephen Lawrence Murderers Will Not Have Sentences Referred To Appeals Court

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK

The sentences handed out to Gary Dobson and David Norris for the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence will not be referred to the Court of...

Dobson And Norris Appeal Stephen Lawrence Convictions

Posted 31.03.2012 | UK

Gary Dobson and David Norris, the two men jailed for the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence, are to appeal against their convictions. ...

Police Censorship: Should the Police Censor What Press Photographers Photograph On Public Streets?

Edmond Terakopian | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Politics
Edmond Terakopian

Having several friends in the Police, I know for a fact that no where in their training does it state that officers should censor this country's free press.

Justice at Last

Wakkas Khan | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK
Wakkas Khan

After 19 long years two of the murderers of Stephen Lawrence have finally been brought to justice. In their wake Gary Dobson and David Norris left a grieving family and a criminal justice system with deeper questions than they had ever had to answer before.

Stephen Lawrence Murder: Killers' Sentences Under Review

PA | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK

Britain's top law officer is reviewing whether the jail terms handed out to Stephen Lawrence's killers are "unduly lenient". A formal request to th...

Stephen Lawrence Verdict: This Week's Convictions Are Not the End of Anything

Diane Abbott | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

Yesterday two of the men who killed the young Stephen Lawrence finally got jail time. The sentences that they serve for their savage racist attack will not be as long as the 18 years they spent avoiding justice, but it does bring some sort of closure to Stephen's parents. However, the wider community should not indulge in an orgy of self-congratulation.

Stephen Lawrence Killers 'Likely' To Be Given Extra Protection

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

Stephen Lawrence killers David Norris and Gary Dobson are likely to be given extra protection in prison to prevent them from being attacked by fellow ...

Stephen Lawrence Murder: Do Not Close Case Urges Trial Judge

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

The judge in the Stephen Lawrence murder trial has urged police not to "close the file" on the case as the dead teenager's father called on convicted ...

Stephen Lawrence Verdict: A Conviction At Any Cost?

Luke Samuel | Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Politics
Luke Samuel

It goes without saying that society is better off without Norris and Dobson. But anyone who is dedicated to protecting freedom and ensuring limits on state power should be extremely concerned after their conviction.

Stephen Lawrence Murder: Judge Condemns 'Racist Thugs' As Norris And Dobson Sentenced

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

It took less than 30 minutes for Stephen Lawrence's killers to be sentenced for their "terrible crime" at the Old Bailey today. Mr Justice Treacy t...

Police Chief Warns 'Other' Stephen Lawrence Killers

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

Scotland Yard Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe has issued a warning to the other suspects in the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence, as two men ...

Stephen Lawrence Killers Dobson And Norris Sentenced

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

Gary Dobson and David Norris, the two men convicted of killing black teenager Stephen Lawrence, have been sentenced to a minimum of 15 years and two m...

Stephen Lawrence Murder: Dobson And Norris To Be Sentenced

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

Gary Dobson and David Norris are to be sentenced as juveniles for the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence, as they were aged 17 and 16 at...