@bittersweet totally agree- food is definitely important! You don’t want your guests swinging past maccas on the way home because you haven’t fed them properly.
@cat - aboriginal people are statistically 16 times more likely to be incarcerated however there is no statistics to back that they are more likely to die in custody. All I am trying to say is that the problem isn’t JUST police and the justice system it’s a societal problem we non-indigenous people wipe our hands of by pushing the blame onto somewhere else. I just am over the police being blamed for everything when really we ourselves should be shouldering some of that blame for not lifting a finger to help where we should. I suggest following and buying from a few indigenous businesses and educating ourselves as to the proper history of Australia is a good way to start. But improving health care, education and working on the justice system to better help aboriginal people not become another statistic is what we as the community should be doing.
3. Our government caused numerous emotional and mental injuries to the aboriginal people during stolen generation and have never truly made reparations causing a domino effect of mental health, poverty, lack of opportunities, addiction issues and as a result the justice system fails every time an aboriginal person is put through it.
2. In fact there are 10 cases over the 25 years of which were ruled ‘justifiable homicide’. Meaning 10 times a police officer has killed an aboriginal person and been cleared by either a court or independent investigation. Is that ten times too many? Definitely.
1. Just to clarify a few ‘facts’ that continuously seem to be misrepresented.