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Post time 2012-9-22 08:38:53 |Display all floors
Brutal regime? Police sprayed guys who attacked them.
I don't think police are always right, but in this case every moslem organisation has supported their actions.
They have criticized police in the past. But not in this case.
Your example is poor.

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Post time 2012-9-22 08:44:44 |Display all floors
ielts2u Post time: 2012-9-22 08:38
Brutal regime? Police sprayed guys who attacked them.
I don't think police are always right, but in  ...

Hundreds of angry protesters blocked off half the road in front of the NSW Parliament in a protest against the police shooting and bashing of two unarmed Aboriginal teenagers on April 22. The rally, initiated by the ISJA, demanded an independent public investigation into the incident, which had been filmed on mobile phones by stunned bystanders. Many young Aboriginal people and other high schools students braved rain to join the protest. Popular Aboriginal boxer Anthony Mundine joined the protest.

Mr Mundine said he came to lend his support to the cause. "There's no room for any debate," he told the Herald.

"They were pretty much unarmed, cornered, trapped ... and they [the police] opened fire at point blank range - to kill."

Mr Mundine said the issues were not about race, but the families of the teens injured wanted answers.

Mr Mundine, who also visited the 14-year-old driver this week, said the police officers who shot six times into the stolen car should be investigated for attempted murder.

ISJA president Ray Jackson said, "Our NSW police are just too deadly!"

"The actions of NSW police in Kings Cross, and for all the world to see, and the five police related deaths this year need to get some scrutiny. We are hoping to pile pressure on Barry O'Farrell's government to do something," said Mr Jackson.

"We are asking NSW police minister Mike Gallacher to remove tasers from frontline police. Tasers are lethal."

"The shooting of two Aboringal teenagers at Kings Cross, who stole a car, needs to be properly investigated, but not by internal affairs however by some independent body," said Mr Jackson.

"It appears police brutality is out of control Australia-wide."

"We do not condone the stealing of the car or any criminality however shooting them is not on. There were six Aboriginal teenagers in there, aged as young as 13."

"I've had my car stolen and yet I wouldn't have anyone shot or hung for it."

"What if passersby had got shot? or the car skewed further out of control into pedestrians?"

Western Australia's Nyikina rights advocate, Sofia Mirniyinna echoed these sentiments. "In WA police are now disobeying their own protocols, and a police chase which was unauthorised slammed into the car of 50 year old mum and her 16 year old daughter and killed the mother. Coppers have to learn real life is not some television cartoon or ridiculous cop show where they can go wild on a chase. Not every crime is worth going wild over it."

Mr Jackson is disturbed by the images of police officers dragging out the youth from the car, who had been shot and then were allegedly punched. "The driver had been wounded by gunfire twice, in the chest and in the shoulder. He was dragged from the car. He did not appear to resist arrest however the police officer is seen in still images laying into him."

"The arrest technique, with the knee drop needs to be overhauled as it can lead to asphyxia and let us remember it was used on Terence Briscoe and Cameron Doomadjee," said Mr Jackson.

"Why did the police officer drag the wounded driver by the shirt over the roadway like a sack of potatoes?"

"Let us not confine ourselves only to the Kings Cross shootings and violence when looking at our deadly NSW police let us look at their record from February to present - five police-custodial deaths."

"And let us not forget the tragic death of Brazilian Roberto Laudisio Curti at the hands of six police. The tourist did nothing and was tasered to death. And he was being pursued as a mistaken identity over a stolen packet of biscuits. Do you fire on someone over biscuits?"

"He wasn't just tasered, video shows the police slamming his head into a shop window. His death should have led into a Royal Commission into our deadly NSW police."

Footage from the Kings Cross incident shows the dramatic arrest of the wounded driver and passengers from the stolen vehicle and of a police officer punching one of them. A police officer unleashed a series of blows to the head of a teenager bleeding from a bullet wound to the neck during the brutal arrest. Footage shows the then beaten teenager kneed in the back as he was being handcuffed, all this moments after he was dragged from the vehicle.

Bystanders stood by seemingly stunned.

Redfern's Elder Mick Mundine said he was shocked by the footage of the police brutality and the manner of the arrests. "It was pathetic." Mr Mundine asked for calm from everyone.

Ms Mirniyinna said it appeared that police officers were flustered and maybe had a public meltdown after pedestrians were injured however "it's still not good enough to engage in that sort of police brutality."

Mr Jackson and Ms Mirniyinna have come together, from Sydney and Broome to develop a national deaths in custody organisation. Mr Jackson said, "This is the best way, a national body so our voice rises and we become a check and balance to what's going on out there. We have Sofie in the Kimberley, a watch committee in Perth, Sam Watson in Brisbane, Townsville and Melbourne mobs, us in Sydney, and we need to unite as one."

On the same day a protest was led in Brisbane by Sam Watson and others over the police-related death of a boy.

A National Action to stop deaths in custody and highlight perceived police brutality will be held on May 12, said Mr Jackson.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lin54R9bfGk
YOUTUBE of the rally

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncqT_LUImJ0
YOUTUBE - protestors gather in response to police shootings

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-24/rally-condemns-police-over-teens27...
Police have also been accused of brutality, after video emerged showing an officers punching and dragging one of the teens while arresting him.
Aboriginal activist Graham Merritt accused Sydney police of racism.
"It's time to stand up all you young fellas and be counted. Don't let this happen to you any more," he said.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/kings-cross-shooting-how-the-...
Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch rejects suggestions police should have shot at tyres

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/protesters-rally-against-idiot-police-20120424...
Ray Jackson, who organised the rally, has begun addressing the crowd, describing "idiot police" who shot into the stolen car carrying six youngsters in Kings Cross on Saturday morning.

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/rally-will-urge-independent-inquiry-into-polic...
''The brutality of the police … in mine and others' opinions is becoming worse every year,'' said the rally organiser, Ray Jackson, the head of the Indigenous Social Justice Association. ''They're becoming so arrogant, they don't even worry about cameras or witnesses. The police ultimately are responsible to us as citizens of NSW. We are not responsible to the police." ''While the police have investigated themselves, common sense and history shows that it just doesn't work.''

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/shooting-of-aboriginal-teena...
But mobile phone footage shot by onlookers showing an officer punching and dragging one of those in the car along the ground has prompted accusations of excessive force and fed into racial tensions over the incident.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/breaking-news-national/protesters-vent-a...
Mr Mundine said he knew the families of those shot on Saturday.
"I grew up with one of the boys' fathers," Mr Mundine said.
"It really broke my heart. Fighting for his life."
Douglas Martin, a 16-year-old who knew the boys shot by police, said the officers should be "punished".
"You got a reason to hate the coppers, you know, when you're a young kid. But this crosses the line. (It's) straight-out racism," the angry teenager told AAP.
"I want them to get punished. Treat them the same as normal citizens.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-24/rally-condemns-police-over-teens27...
Police have also been accused of brutality, after video emerged showing an officers punching and dragging one of the teens while arresting him.

http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2012/s3487654.htm
Police minister backs officers over shooting

http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/mirandadevine/index.php/dailytel...
THE chorus of condemnation, protest and ridiculous advice that has rained down on the police this week explains why hoodlums can shoot up Sydney with impunity almost every night.

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/mundine-investigate-officers-for-attempted-mur...
Michael Anderson, a founder of the Aboriginal tent embassy in Canberra, attended the protest, as did Greens MPs and Gail Hickey, the mother of T.J. Hickey, who died in 2004 when he was impaled on a fence in Redfern while being chased by police, sparking a riot

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/measures-to-curb-gun-violenc...
Aboriginal Tent Embassy activist Michael Anderson called the incident involving Troy "symptomatic of a bigger problem" involving relations between police and the Aboriginal community

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8456183/rally-to-be-held-over-cross-...
On Tuesday, a swelling crowd, angered by the shooting and footage that showed an officer dragging one of the injured teenagers from the car before striking him, eventually blocked off two lanes of Macquarie Street.

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/mundine-investigate-officers-for-attempted-mur...
Mundine, who also visited the 14-year-old driver this week, said the police officers who shot six times into the stolen car should be investigated for attempted murder.

http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2012/s3487175.htm
Mobile-phone footage at the weekend incident show police dragging an Aboriginal boy from the car and punching him before dropping him face down onto the pavement

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Post time 2012-9-22 08:50:45 |Display all floors
ielts2u Post time: 2012-9-22 08:38
Brutal regime? Police sprayed guys who attacked them.
I don't think police are always right, but in  ...

maybe you are indoor person?

you don't go out too much?

i'm surprised you haven't seen any brutality in Australian police , all Abos say it is facist police.

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Post time 2012-9-22 08:57:19 |Display all floors
There is brutality by Australian police. I agree.
Your example of the pepper spray used on the few moslem protesters last week is not brutality. It is protecting themselves. Watch the videos and listen to the moslem organisations in Sydney (and around Australia).
This is a poor example. You have chosen badly.

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Post time 2012-9-22 09:00:12 |Display all floors
...and Abo is a racist word. Aboriginal person, Aborigine and Indigenous person are seen as 'normal' words.

I do not think you will find one Aborigine who says these moslem protesters were treated the wrong way. There are some radical protesters in Australia of all races, but this is condemned by almost everyone.

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Post time 2012-9-22 09:01:15 |Display all floors
ielts2u Post time: 2012-9-22 09:00
...and Abo is a racist word. Aboriginal person, Aborigine and Indigenous person are seen as 'normal' ...

sorry for that , i shall correct myself in next post.

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Post time 2012-9-24 21:25:51 |Display all floors
exportedkiwi Post time: 2012-9-21 08:54
Injury actually. You wouldn't know honorable service I think.
I do agree that you should stay at  ...

"honorable"?

What's so honorable about shooting children, coward?

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