Kevin Maxwell

Writer and advocate, former detective. MA FRSA. Founder, Racism Ruins Lives

Gay Divorce is Equal Marriage

Today, is five years to the day I got married to a man in Toronto, Canada. Two years ago though, it broke down. I’ve had enough time to come to terms with it and even though my marriage didn’t work out, I’m still a big advocate of marriage equality for all. On mainland Britain in the…

I am Albert Woodfox

Like many since watching the documentary In The Land Of The Free, I have followed the progress of the Angola 3. Three inmates placed in solidarity confinement, after the 1972 killing of a prison guard. I guess the obvious question is, why waste any breath on three men who killed a prison guard? Like so many things…

#FoxNewsFacts … NO truth needed!

After such a horrible week gone for the world with all that happened in Paris, I like many was hoping for some light relief. However, I didn’t expect this to come from that trusted news source Fox News. Enter Stage RIGHT Steven Emerson, the so-called expert on terrorism. On Fox News, Mr Emerson claimed that…

Good Cop(s) ~v~ Bad Cop

I saw this image by the cartoonist Matt Davies earlier, and it really struck me as being poignant. Having served as a police officer myself for some 11 years in Britain’s two biggest police forces, it is sad that the majority of good cops do not stand up to the bad cops which allows corruption and the…

ONE of Labour’s problems …

As a British political party, Labour “is” out of touch with many of those it seeks to represent. Yesterday, I read that Labour had been defeated at the UK Parliament in the Bedroom Tax debate. The Conservatives and “Liberal Democrats” together, chose to keep the controversial tax which restricts the amount of housing benefit that council…

I’m Riding with Sydney …

When I woke up this morning, news started to come in that there was a siege in Sydney. There was commentary that it was linked to terrorists, and one of my first thoughts was a Muslim backlash. I left, and went about my business. When I returned, well, what happened I didn’t expect. Australians had decided…