Last Updated on 26/07/2020 by National Justice Project
The family of an Aboriginal man who died in custody says protests against police brutality in the US should be a wake-up call about the plight of Indigenous Australians in the justice system. Justice advocates in Australia, including the National Justice Project’s George Newhouse have drawn parallels between the death of George Floyd and the case of David Dungay jnr, a 26-year-old Dunghutti man from Kempsey who died in Long Bay jail after being restrained face down and sedated. Both men’s final words, captured on camera, were: “I can’t breathe”. Read the full story from the Sydney Morning Herald here.
Photo: The mother, sister and father of a teenage boy involved in an arrest in Surry Hills earlier this week have called for charges to be laid against the arresting officer. CREDIT:LOUISE KENNERLEY/SMH