AUDIO: Jengba activists talk about joint enterprise sending innocent people to prisonPosted: May 26, 2015
A mother, aunt and daughter talk about their loved ones being unjustly jailed
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.
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?
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