Basis for the song "Black Boys on Mopeds" ?

The lyrics really seem to point to some event, but I have no idea what. Anyone know?

Relevant snip:

England’s not the mythical land of Madame George and roses
It’s the home of police who kill black boys on mopeds
And I love my boy and that’s why I’m leaving
I don’t want him to be aware that there’s
Any such thing as grieving

I remember hearing that this was based on a true incident in which police killed an unarmed suspect, with many resulting claims of racism and unneccesary use of force. Hope someone comes along who has a better memory. :slight_smile:

From this website, which purports to be a biography of Sinead.

I’ll send you a bill.

Thanks! Next question:

who is Madam George?

I may be utterly and completely wrong, but I always thought that Madam George was another reference to Maggie Thatcher.