all credits: Green Left published: 8 November 2018
About 50 people held a silent march through the beachside suburb of Manly on November 3 against Aboriginal deaths in custody.
Relatives of five victims of the racist criminal justice system who died in police or prison custody were present. These included the families of David Gundy, who died in 1989, TJ Hickey (2004), Mark Mason (2010), Eric Whittaker (2017) and Nathan Reynolds (2018).
Many Aboriginal and non-Indigenous supporters also attended the silent march, which was the eleventh of its kind organised by the Indigenous Social Justice Association (ISJA) in Sydney and regional New South Wales over recent months.
The special prosecutor appointed to review the conduct of four RCMP officers involved in the 2007 Tasering death of Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver International Airport has officially concluded his work.
In a statement, special prosecutor Richard Peck explains why the officers were ultimately charged with perjury, rather than charges directly related to Dziekanski’s death, such as manslaughter, assault or assault with a weapon.
The family of Mark Duggan, whose death sparked riots across England in 2011, have lost a new legal challenge against the conclusion his death was lawful. In 2014, an inquest jury found the 29 year old was lawfully killed by armed police in Tottenham, north London.
Mr Duggan’s mother, Pamela, wants that finding to be quashed. High Court and Court of Appeal judges have already ruled against her and now Supreme Court justices said they would not analyse her case.
A Supreme Court spokeswoman said justices had decided the application did not raise an “arguable point of law”.