AUDIO: Jengba activists talk about joint enterprise sending innocent people to prison

A mother, aunt and daughter talk about their loved ones being unjustly jailed

A woman holds up a flier about Jordan Cunliffe JENGbA (Joint Enterprise - NOT Guilty By Association) at start of march against the abuse of 'joint enterprise' by English and Welsh courts in London.

A woman holds up a flier about Jordan Cunliffe JENGbA (Joint Enterprise – NOT Guilty By Association) at start of march against the abuse of ‘joint enterprise’ by English and Welsh courts in London.

 

Prison can seem like an abstract concept until a loved one is thrown in jail. It’s even worse if they believe that person is truly innocent.

Here a mother, daughter and aunt talk about men from their family being imprisoned under the joint enterprise law. We have written about the law before.

We have also interviewed one of the founders of charity Joint Enterprise: Not Guilty by Association (Jengba), Gloria Morrison, before but here she explains in her own words what is happening.

 

What is joint enterprise?

So if our explanation was not sufficient, let’s listen to Ms Morrison describe the joint enterprise law.

 

Who does joint enterprise target?

Ms Morrison went on to explain that the people arrested under joint enterprise are usually from the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.

 

How does Boris Johnson’s Operation Shield fit into joint enterprise?

Ms Morrison concludes with a condemnation of London Mayor Boris Johnson’s Operation Shield. The police operation is an attempt to crack down on “gangs” using the joint enterprise law.

 

A mother and daughter speak about their loved one’s imprisonment 

This mother and daughter had three men in their family given long prison sentences for a murder committed by another man. They speak about their loved ones here.

 

A mother says police and joint enterprise made her feel like Mafia

The mother went on to describe how the police and justice system treated her family during the joint enterprise arrests and trial.

 

One law for us and another for them?

The mother of the boys gave an example of 15 police men being present when a man was beaten to death in a jail cell. She says that none of them were prosecuted under joint enterprise like her sons were.

 

An aunt talks about her nephew being unjustly jailed 

And finally, the aunt of Tommy McInerney, whose case you can read about here, spoke about her nephew being handed a long sentence under the joint enterprise law.

 

Do you know of any more joint enterprise injustice?

If so, please leave us a comment or send us a message on Twitter or Facebook. We’d love to hear from you to keep this debate going.

 


4 Comments on “AUDIO: Jengba activists talk about joint enterprise sending innocent people to prison”

  1. blessasiam says:

    I thank the organisations and people who’s aim is to highlight the injustice’s of innocent people serving a lengthy time in prison. Jengba has been the platform and a mouthpiece for bringing this problem to light. Bringing the anguish, pain that one feels when loved ones, families and friends are removed.

    My experience is not unique but unforgettable my youngest son was accused and incastrated for a crime along with two other people which he did not commit. The press amplified and manipulated the story to how they wanted the public to think. The case was also bais with those in the Judicial system evading the truth of what really happened that day Everyday seems like a dream and some days are better than some but most days you ask the question why?

    A Mother

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  2. Jan Cunliffe says:

    My son is Jordan Cunliffe. Charged at 15 with murder in August 2007. He did not know, argue or even touch the victim who died due to a single blow. Jordan did not see any of the incident either, due to being blind. He was on the list for transplant surgery scheduled to take place before the end of 2007. However, this did not stop him from being convicted of murder and being given a 12 year minimum life sentence.

    His serious disability was only vaguely touched upon at trial, but it should have been the main focus of his defence. The Prosecution prior to trial already knew he was blind yet still went for a conviction of a child anyway. They took the case to trial in November 2007 meaning from incident to trial there was only a 3 month time space, probably a record time for a 5 defendant case of murder. His surgery was also cancelled until two weeks after conviction. Needless to say the aftercare needed for such an operation was not in place and 8 years on stitches remain embedded in his eye and he refuses to have surgery on the other eye preferring it to be visionless.

    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out why the case was taken to trial so quickly, it was to stop the surgery taking place. You cannot claim a blind child could see once he has had transplant surgery. You cannot fool a jury or the public into thinking he stood and WATCHED.

    JOINT ENTERPRISE IS A COURT FULL OF LIES

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  3. I thank the organizations and people whose aim is to highlight the injustice’s of innocent people serving a lengthy time in prison. Jengba has been the platform and a mouthpiece for bringing this problem to light. Bringing the anguish, pain that one feels when loved ones, families and friends are removed.

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