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Stop Black Deaths in Custody
Hosted by FIRE: Fighting in Resistance Equally
It took years of grassroots campaigning in the 1980s to force the Hawke government to acknowledge the appalling rate at which Aboriginal people were being killed by police and prisons.
That government and all subsequent ones then ignored almost all the 339 recommendations made by that Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
Proof of this lies in the tragic fact that the rate of deaths in custody has increased since the Royal Commission. https://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-social-justice/publications/indigenous-deaths-custody
The key reason for this is the disproportionate way in which Aboriginal people are targeted by the criminal injustice system, from the police to prison officers to judges is an inherited bias from colonial times.
The Australian system of policing is still biased. Aboriginal people get locked up for things White people get a warning for, get a fine for, or get bail for.
Today, Aboriginal people are the most incarcerated group in the world, making up 27 percent of prison inmates while only 3 percent of the population, yet if they were to be jailed on the same provisos as white people it would be at a comparable rate, not this shocking level of disproportion.
The amount of times young Aboriginal people have been incarcerated for things White people don't is proof of this ever increasing bias, and is why Aboriginal incarceration rates have soared since the Royal Commission reported in 1991.
Courageous struggles by the families of those who have been murdered and their supporters are the only thing bringing this injustice to light. The annual rally to commemorate the murder of
TJ Hickey in 2004 is an example of this resilience.
We urge all peoples of this land to unite in solidarity (as we did for Invasion Day 2018 at The Block) and call for real justice that will end the killings in custody.
On Saturday 12th of May at Sydney Town Hall, FIRE will join with all who are against
anti-Aboriginal racism, under the banner of:
Stop all Aboriginal deaths in custody!
Contact Ken Canning for more info: 0423 732 094
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