Stop Deaths in Custody: Car Convoy to Long Bay Prison. Black Lives Matter: not one more death in custody.
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The justice system is broken.
In July, in Western Australia, a young 19 year old Aboriginal man and a 49 year old man died in prison. Since the 1991 Royal Commission into Deaths in Custody, 439 Aboriginal people have been murdered, or died in prison or in police custody.
Five prison officers who held down David Dungay - the 26-year-old Dunghutti man from Kempsey, in Long Bay jail, crying out ‘I can’t breath’ till he died, have not been charged. Yet clear video evidence shows the murder for all the world to see.
This COVID-safe car convoy action demands:
•Stop All Deaths in Custody immediately!
•Immediately Re-Instate COVID-19 safe visit to imprisoned people!
•Defund the Police and Prison- Fund First Nation’s lead community justice initiatives as replacement for imprisonment. Build the Tane Chatfield Wellness Centre!
•Commit funding from the federal budget to restructure the court system. Allocate funding for the Walama (Dharug word for ‘Come Back’) Courts and other community approaches of transformative justice.
•Justice for All Deaths in Custody Now!
Hosted by: ASEN, Justice for David Dungay Jnr, May 1 Movement, National Union of Students Queer/LBGTI