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Demanding justice for her brother
On 20 January 2014, Shackelia’s brother Nakiea Jackson was shot dead by police officers, who allege he pointed a gun at them first. But their claims are contradicted by witnesses, who say Nakiea, a cook who was making lunch for a local blood bank at the time, was unarmed.
A police officer was charged over the killing, but a preliminary inquiry was dismissed in July 2016 after a witness failed to appear in court. The witness later told the Jackson family that they were too scared to attend. Despite a campaign of harassment, intimidation and threats of violence against her, her family and witnesses to the attack, Shackelia refuses to give up on achieving justice for Nakiea.
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