It’s said that police are there for our protection but it’s difficult to deny that there are a number of instances where those in power do the complete and utter opposite, sometimes with people paying the ultimate price with their own life. One such instance is the case of Bijan Ebrahimi - a disabled Iranian refugee, living in Bristol, UK. In 2013, Ebrahimi was recording his neighbour, Lee James, as he was drinking on the street. He had intended to use this as evidence that his neighbourhood was the scene of antisocial behaviour. James then kicked down Ebrahimi’s door, claiming that he was a pedophile recording his children. This footage can be viewed here. Lee then called the police, alleging that Ebrahimi was a pedophile; the police arrested Ebrahimi with absolutely no evidence. While in custody, Ebrahimi told them that he was afraid of his neighbour and wanted protection from him as he had been threatening him. They denied him protection and sent him back home after finding nothing on his phone or camera to indicate he was a pedophile, like claimed. As Ebrahiimi was in custody, Lee had been spreading rumours that he was a pedophile and over the next few days, Ebrahami called police a total of 12 times. He was terrified for his life. His desperate pleas were ignored and in the early morning of 14 July, Lee brutally beat Ebrahimi to death before setting him on fire. Neighbours, believing the lies Lee had spread, refused to help him as he was brutally murdered. Ebrahami came to the UK in search of a better life but instead, he was treated like a criminal for a non-existent crime which cost him his dignity and then his life. Lee James was sentenced to life imprisonment.