Posted 3 months ago on Jan. 10, 2014, 11:54 p.m. EST by shooz
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Mark Duggan’s killing sparked the 2011 summer riots, the largest ever in Britain. Over two years later, on Wednesday a judicial inquiry concluded it was a "lawful killing" despite contradictory evidence given by his killers: the police.
“It is a shocking and perverse verdict because the jury agreed 9-1 that Mark did not have a gun in his hand," London resident Hannah Dee told Occupy.com on the night of the verdict. "They shot an unarmed man but said that was a lawful killing – so there is obviously a huge amount of anger and shock.”
Dee is from the group Defend The Right To Protest, which has campaigned alongside the Duggan family for justice in the 29-year-old's murder. She stood beside them outside Tottenham police station on the evening the verdict was announced, as Duggan's family and the Tottenham community mourned. Many feared the decision implied growing police power in the city.