Police Abuse

Court ruling gives NSW police 'The right to silence'

A court ruling has allowed NSW police avoid answering questions about the shooting of a woman on the state's mid-north coast.

'Will the police now be, again, treated differently when they become involved in critical events such as police brutality, death in custody events or other actions needing to be independently investigated?' asks Ray Jackson, President, Indigenous Social Justice Association.

Article by David Hamer, Associate Professor of Evidence and Proof at University of Sydney and Gary Edmond, Professor at University of New South Wales. [node:read-more:link]

First Nations man falsely arrested and treated for schizophrenia

Police arrested an innocent First Nations man and dropped him off at a psychiatric institute in Western Australia who shot him up with so many drugs he had to be taken to a hospital in dire need of medical attention.
The Graylands Psychiatric Hospital staff didn't bother checking him out properly and gave him very powerful anti-psychotic medications which caused the man to develop severe adverse reactions and was treated for medication poisoning.    [node:read-more:link]

First Royal Commission into atrocities against Aboriginal prisoners - WA 1905

Frontier history North West Australia 2005

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Notice the tin mugs placed in strategic places on the tin wall behind the prisoners - if one wanted a drink or go to the toilet the whole gang would have to go with them. In some cases, people were chained next to a member of a tribal group that is culturally inappropriate to even to speak to, never-loan the different customs and language barriers. It's no wonder they had difficulty fitting into their own family group when they were 'lucky' enough to return to their home. [node:read-more:link]

Are Aboriginal mothers too scared to ask for help in case it results having their children stolen?

More proof: The criminal justice system is biased against First Nation People

The NSW 'Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research' tells us that the rise in Indigenous imprisonment in NSW is due to a combination of higher rates of arrest resulting in conviction, a greater likelihood of imprisonment given conviction and a higher rate of bail refusal.
 
We already know this, it's not rocket science, so why do the politicians refuse to do anything about it?

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