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Angry Community Members Storm G4S Office

SOURCE:  CENSORED NEWS SPECIAL EDITION Community members burst uninvited into the Tucson offices of private security firm G4S and declared their opposition to the company’s profiteering at the expense of immigrant communities in Tucson, across the nation and throughout the world. Incensed by G4S’ role in promoting the criminalization of immigrants and the expansion of […]

G4S Lands $234 Million Contract for Detainee Transportation Along Border

G4S Lands $234 Million Contract for Detainee Transportation Along Border

SOURCE: GOVERNMENT SECURITY NEWS US Customs Border Protection (CBP) has decided to stick with G4S, the company currently providing detainee transportation, medical escort services and security guard services along the Southwest border, with a new contract for similar ongoing services worth more than $234 million. As reported in Government Security News in January 2012, the […]

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US Ferguson Activists Join Protest Against Death of Jimmy Mubenga

SOURCE: GUARDIAN Americans involved in the US Ferguson demonstrations joined British activists on Tuesday to block a major street in central London in protest at security company G4S’s role in the death of Jimmy Mubenga. The tactic of blocking traffic – known as “shutting shit down” – has been quite prominent in the protests to show […]

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Jury Not Told About Racist Text Messages on Guard Cell Phones

SOURCE: OPEN DEMOCRACY Jimmy Mubenga died under restraint by three G4S guards. Extreme racist texts found on two of the guards’ phones were withheld from the jury who yesterday cleared all three men of manslaughter. There were 65 extremely racist texts found on the mobile phone of Terrence Hughes, one of three G4S guards acquitted […]

US Ferguson Activists Join Protest Against Death of Jimmy Mubenga

G4S guards found not guilty of manslaughter of Jimmy Mubenga

SOURCE: GUARDIAN Three private security guards who restrained the Angolan deportee Jimmy Mubenga have been cleared of manslaughter by a jury at the Old Bailey.  The 46-year-old died after being restrained by the G4S guards on a British Airways flight on 12 October 2010. Terrence Hughes, 53, Colin Kaler, 52 and Stuart Tribelnig, 39, were […]

US Ferguson Activists Join Protest Against Death of Jimmy Mubenga

Jimmy Mubenga: Three G4S Guards to be Charged with Manslaughter

SOURCE:  GUARDIAN Three G4S guards are being charged with manslaughter following the death of a man as he was being deported from the UK. Jimmy Mubenga, 46, died after being restrained by the three men on board a plane at Heathrow airport in October 2010. Mubenga’s wife, Adrienne Makenda Kambana, said: “My children and I […]

US Ferguson Activists Join Protest Against Death of Jimmy Mubenga

Jimmy Mubenga death, three G4S Guards Arrested

SOURCE:  GUARDIAN Three men have been arrested by police in connection with the death of Jimmy Mubenga, an Angolan refugee who collapsed while being escorted on a flight from Heathrow airport in London.  The Metropolitan police confirmed that the men were interviewed by police “by appointment” at a west Lo ndon police station and released […]

US Ferguson Activists Join Protest Against Death of Jimmy Mubenga

G4S Loses Australian Contract Amid Detention Center Revamp

SOURCE:  BLOOMBERG BUSINESS G4S Plc, the world’s biggest provider of security services, lost an Australian government contractnth to provide security and welfare services at the offshore detention center at Manus Island in Papua New Guinea, according to Immigration Minister Scott Morrison for an asylum seekers detention center after an investigation found deficient safety arrangements. – […]

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Australian Official Claims G4S Guards Stomped on Skull of Iranian Asylum Seeker

SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES According to a security guard, the Iranian asylum seeker killed in a violent jail-break at the Australian Manus Island detention camp was killed by a guard working for the security contractor G4S.  The account, obtained by News Corp, suggests that during a riot, local guards jumped on Reza Barati’s head in […]

G4S Loses Australian Contract Amid Detention Center Revamp

Manus security firm, G4S, responsible for February violence, says law centre

SOURCE: GUARDIAN G4S, the former security contractor at the Manus Island detention centre was directly responsible for violence that broke out in February and in which Iranian asylum seeker Reza Barati was killed, according to a formal complaint  lodged with the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).  The complaint, written by the Human Rights Law Centre, claims […]

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